Report I2021-1 Recommendation 4 Responses

Report I2021-1: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees (Release Date: May 2021)

Case Number I2019-0989

Recommendation #4 To: Tax and Fee Administration, California Department of

To remedy the effects of the improper governmental activities this investigation identified and to prevent those activities from recurring, CDTFA should take appropriate disciplinary action against the administrator for the improper governmental activities described in this report.

Agency Response From March 2021

CDTFA reported that in March 2021, it served the administrator with disciplinary action to dismiss him for the improper governmental activities described in this report. However, the administrator retired before the effective date of his dismissal. CDTFA stated that it does not intend to add the disciplinary action to the administrator's official personnel file because he retired before its effective date. However, by not including the disciplinary action in his personnel file, CDTFA prevents other state agencies from knowing about the administrator's improper governmental activities if he applies for another state employment position. Thus, CDTFA should reconsider placing documentation in his personnel file to indicate that he resigned while under investigation.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Resolved

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