Report I2022-1 Recommendation 3 Responses

Report I2022-1: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees: Inexcusable Neglect of Duty, Inefficiency, Improper Payments, Misuse of State Resources, Attendance Abuse, and Improper Hiring (Release Date: May 2022)

Case Number I2020-2058

Recommendation #3 To: Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) should reconcile the unaccounted for or unapproved leave use that we identified for the eight employees whose records we reviewed to ensure that their union leave since January 2019 has been correctly recorded, supported with approved requests, and paid for by the correct source.

Agency Response From October 2022

CDCR reported in October 2022 that the OLR met with the union and completed its reconciliation of the union leave hours we identified in our report as unaccounted for or unapproved.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

Agency Response From June 2022

CDCR initially responded in March 2022 that it will review the hours identified in the report and will follow up with the union after our report is published to attempt to locate documentation that may help address the unaccounted for and unapproved hours. CDCR reported in June 2022 that is still reviewing the report to identify if additional supporting documentation is available. It anticipates completing this recommendation by July 31, 2022.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented

All Recommendations in I2022-1