Report I2018-1 Recommendation 13 Responses

Report I2018-1: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees: Misuse of State Time, Economically Wasteful Activities, and Misuse of State Property (Release Date: July 2018)

Case Number I2015-1129

Recommendation #13 To: Correctional Health Care Services, California

Utilize appropriate administrative staff to perform scheduling duties.

Agency Response From May 2019

Correctional Health Care reported that scheduling duties are overseen and approved by the nursing director and performed by the office technicians and analyst assigned to the Nursing Services Division. It also reported that in January 2019 it emailed a memorandum to supervisors and managers that presented the policy and procedures for temporary reassignments and redirection of employees based on operational needs. The former nursing director read and signed this memorandum in March 2019.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

Agency Response From November 2018

CCHCS reported that on August 10, 2018, the State Personnel Board (SPB) contacted its human resources office and initiated a review of the LVN's temporary assignment. In September 2018, it further reported that it does not intend to implement our recommendations until after SPB's review is complete. As of November 2018, SPB had not concluded its review, but CCHCS reported to SPB that it had taken some corrective actions. It reported that its human resources office had drafted a memorandum to CCHCS' Division of Health Care Services, informing management that they must first consult with human resources prior to reassigning/redirecting staff, in order to ensure proper allocation for the assignment and adherence to regulatory requirements. Lastly, human resources is in the process of developing a departmental policy and procedure to provide a standardized process for temporary assignments.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented

All Recommendations in I2018-1