Report I2020-2 Recommendation 22 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 I2018-1979

Recommendation #22 To: Transportation, Department of

Within 60 days, Caltrans should determine the options available for cost recovery and recoup the costs associated with the vehicle misuse, if feasible.

Agency Response From December 2020

Caltrans reported that officials from the district in question met with representatives that cover accounting, human resources, labor relations, legal affairs, and employee discipline and determined that the corrective action it took was appropriate and that it would not pursue cost recovery. Specifically, it stated that it decided against recouping the cost of the vehicle misuse because it had already taken corrective action against the employees prior to receiving our recommendation and because it recognized that vehicle misuse had become a practice within the district, which Caltrans stopped once it became aware of the misuse.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

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