Report I2019-3 Recommendation 22 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 I2017-0489

Recommendation #22 To: Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of

CDCR should immediately end the practice of taking home a state vehicle for those employees who do not have an approved home storage permit on file and who store a vehicle at their home more than 72 nights over a 12-month period, or more than 36 nights over any three-month period.

Agency Response From May 2019

In March and April 2019 CDCR disseminated memos to remind staff about its rules regarding home storage of state-owned vehicles. The memos directed employees not to store an assigned state-owned vehicle at home without an approved home storage permit on file. In addition, CDCR stated that the program will develop training materials to assist employees and their supervisors in better understanding the use and misuse of state-owned vehicles according to state and CDCR policies. The training will remind staff that state-owned vehicles must be used only for official state business. Finally, CDCR stated that the program will improve its oversight of the use of state-owned vehicles by initiating monthly reviews of travel logs to ensure the criteria and guidelines for operating state-owned vehicles are upheld.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in I2019-3