Report I2022-1 Recommendation 5 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 #5 To: Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of

CDCR should establish written policies and procedures instructing its individual institutions to reconcile employees' timesheets with union leave requests when the employees report taking union leave.

Agency Response From July 2022

CDCR reported in July 2022 that it issued a memorandum to its institutions to ensure that appropriate documentation and proper leave codes are used for approving, tracking, and reconciling union leave. CDCR reported that it plans to schedule a training on the updated union leave documentation requirements and reconciliation procedures with labor relations analysts, OLR staff, California Correctional Health Care Services Labor Relations Unit staff, and institutional personnel officers.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

Agency Response From June 2022

CDCR initially responded that it created a team to develop written procedures for union leave requests. CDCR reported in June 2022 that this team meets weekly and that the team has surveyed all institutional personnel offices regarding their current union leave procedures to assist with team's work to develop new procedures. It anticipates completing this recommendation by June 30, 2022.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented

All Recommendations in I2022-1