Report I2019-3 Recommendation 13 Responses

Report I2019-3: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees: Wasteful and Improper Travel Payments, Improper Promotion and Hiring Practices, and Misuse of State Resources (Release Date: May 2019)

Case Number I2017-0474

Recommendation #13 To: Fish and Wildlife, Department of

The Department of Fish and Wildlife (Fish and Wildlife) should take corrective or disciplinary action against the branch chief who misrepresented his past supervisory experience for his dishonest activities.

Agency Response From August 2019

In May 2019, Fish and Wildlife informed us that it had contacted the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) regarding the branch chief's dishonesty and was informed that CalHR had referred the matter to SPB for a final determination. In August 2019, Fish and Wildlife stated that it received SPB's final determination in which SPB directed it to void the branch chief's appointment. Therefore, Fish and Wildlife notified the branch chief of this decision shortly thereafter. The notification stated that the branch chief's appointment will be voided in September 2019.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

Agency Response From April 2019

Fish and Wildlife stated that it is conducting an internal investigation into the first branch chief's dishonesty about his supervisory experience. Upon conclusion of its investigation, Fish and Wildlife stated that it will take appropriate administrative, corrective, or disciplinary action.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending

All Recommendations in I2019-3