Report I2016-2 Recommendation 19 Responses

Report I2016-2: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees: Conflict of Interest, Violation of Post-Employment Ethics Restrictions, Waste of State Funds, Misuse of State Resources, and Incompatible Activities (Release Date: August 2016)

Case Number I2015-1073

Recommendation #19 To: Napa State Hospital

Take appropriate corrective or disciplinary action against the executive for wasting $2,970 by failing to explore placing the employee in an additional position.

Agency Response From September 2016

State Hospitals reported that it would not take corrective or disciplinary action against the executive because he did not fully understand the "hiring into a second position" process. In addition, because of the executive's job classification, State Hospitals should have afforded him specific rights under the Peace Officer Bill of Rights. For example, State Hospitals should have notified the executive in advance of his interview that he was a subject, which would have provided him with the opportunity to record the interview as well as have representation with him during the interview. Also, State Hospitals would have been required to notify the executive within 30 days of the completion of his interview that it would impose discipline against him.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Resolved

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