Report I2020-1 Recommendation 45 Responses

Report I2020-1: Investigation of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees: Waste of State Funds, Misuse of Bereavement Leave, Misuse of State Resources, Dishonesty, and Supervisory Neglect of Duty (Release Date: April 2020)

Case Number I2018-1274

Recommendation #45 To: Franchise Tax Board

The FTB should ensure that FTB staff members who telework have an approved telework agreement on file and follow all the requirements set forth in the agreement, including pre-approval on telework days, if required.

Agency Response From February 2020

FTB reported that it added a segment on teleworking to its leadership and human resources training provided to new and existing supervisors. Similarly, FTB added a segment on teleworking to its security and disclosure training that is completed annually by all FTB employees. Further, it asked all supervisors with staff members who telework to ensure that those employees have a telework agreement on file and that the employees have received proper training on teleworking. To further address the improper activities, FTB stated that, in January 2020, it sent an internal communication to all employees with a telework agreement reminding them that a telework form must be submitted to their supervisors annually.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

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