Report I2022-1 Recommendation 4 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 #4 To: Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of

CDCR should require the state employees who work on the reconciliation of employee-funded union leave to routinely cross-check that hours used are supported by union leave requests. They should further ensure that the dates and hours requested are consistent by including and thoroughly reviewing union members' union leave requests as part of the reconciliation process.

Agency Response From July 2022

CDCR reported in July 2022 that the OLR completed the updates to its internal union leave process and procedures, which include requiring labor relations analysts to perform monthly union leave reconciliations in collaboration with their local personnel offices and OLR staff.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

Agency Response From June 2022

CDCR initially responded that it is updating its union leave reconciliation procedures to ensure the clarity of the reconciliation requirements, including the requirements for the analysts who perform the reconciliation. The updates will provide direction for working with personnel offices at individual institutions and OLR staff to fix discrepancies and require monthly reconciliations. In June 2022, CDCR reported that OLR management meets weekly to review and finalize the updated union leave reconciliation procedures and the steps for providing direction statewide. It anticipates completing this recommendation by June 30, 2022.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented

All Recommendations in I2022-1