Report I2018-1 Recommendation 9 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 I2017-0414

Recommendation #9 To: Motor Vehicles, Department of

Take appropriate disciplinary action against the employee for sleeping on the job for hours each day and failing to adequately perform her duties.

Agency Response From May 2019

DMV planned to issue disciplinary action to the employee in May 2019. The action enumerated many instances of the employee sleeping on the job during work hours. However, the employee retired one day prior to the planned issuance.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Resolved

Agency Response From October 2018

DMV informed us that the employee left on medical leave but returned to work in September 2018. Upon her return, the supervisors reviewed staff expectations with her. They have since documented performance and medical issues.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented

Agency Response From May 2018

DMV reported that it was unable to proceed with the disciplinary action known as adverse action for the employee without a proper documented history of problems with past performance. DMV stated that its legal and human resources staff determined that the previous corrective memorandums the supervisors had issued to the employee did not contain the appropriate language that would allow them to be used for such disciplinary action. Thus, DMV stated that it had issued to the employee a corrective memorandum in March 2018--after the investigation was completed--that contains the necessary language that will allow it to issue an adverse action to her if she does not correct her behavior.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending

Agency Response From April 2018

DMV reported that it is conferring internally with its human resources, labor relations, and legal staff to determine the appropriate steps to take with the individuals listed in the report.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending

All Recommendations in I2018-1