Report I2020-2 Recommendation 12 Responses

Report I2020-2: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees: Wasteful and Improper Personnel Decisions, Improper Contracting, Conflict of Interest, Misuse of State Resources, and Dishonesty (Release Date: October 2020)

Case Number I2019-0044

Recommendation #12 To: Industrial Relations, Department of

Industrial Relations should take corrective action against any civil servant who facilitated the candidate's unlawful appointment.

Agency Response From January 2021

Industrial Relations reported that it considered the possible actions it could take in connection with these officials, and it ultimately decided to place in each of their official personnel files, for one year, a notation stating that any reviewer of the file must contact the director of human resources at Industrial Relations to discuss the factual circumstances of each former official's departure.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

Agency Response From December 2020

We asked an Industrial Relations representative about whether Industrial Relations would place a notice of this investigation in the personnel files of the officials discussed in the report. The representative stated that she would discuss this with management.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented

Agency Response From October 2020

Industrial Relations reported that it served one of the human resources officials with adverse action for a prior investigation and that this official separated from the department in November 2019. In addition, Industrial Relations stated that the other human resources official and the administration official have retired.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented

All Recommendations in I2020-2