Report I2016-2 Recommendation 7 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 I2016-0011

Recommendation #7 To: Health Care Services, Department of

Develop procedures for handling similar situations involving the one-year ban on former state employees engaging in prohibited communications should they occur in the future.

Agency Response From November 2016

In September 2016, Health Care Services sent an email to division staff informing them of a new policy entitled, "One Year Ban Notification." The policy informs staff of the prohibitions in effect for one year after leaving state employment in accordance with the Political Reform Act of 1974. In addition, the policy informs current staff of their requirements for reporting any contact they may receive from a former staff person who may be violating the one-year ban. Further, the policy required each employee and his or her supervisor to sign the notification form. Health Care Services stated that all division staff have signed the "One Year Ban Notification" form, which the training coordinator maintains.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

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