Report I2020-2 Recommendation 5 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 I2018-0745

Recommendation #5 To: Education, Department of

Education should immediately cease any higher-than-minimum salary approvals without proper justification.

Agency Response From December 2020

Education reported that its human resources office implemented the new processes in October 2019 and notified staff of the tracking log and form. Education provided to us a copy of the HAM (hiring-above-minimum) process and the form.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

Agency Response From November 2020

Education reported that it believes this recommendation is resolved because it revised its internal higher-than-minimum salary approval process to incorporate the CalHR HAM Request form (form) to ensure that hiring-above-minimum justifications are documented properly. We requested that Education provide a copy of the form to us.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: No Action Taken

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