Report 2009-107.1 Recommendation 3 Responses

Report 2009-107.1: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation: It Fails to Track and Use Data That Would Allow It to More Effectively Monitor and Manage Its Operations (Release Date: September 2009)

Recommendation #3 To: Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of

To ensure that the State is maximizing the use of funds spent on incarcerating inmates, Corrections should communicate to the Department of Personnel Administration—which is responsible for negotiating labor agreements with employee bargaining units—the cost of allowing any type of leave to be counted as time worked for the purpose of computing overtime compensation.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2013

CDCR has partnered with the Department of Personnel Administration adding GC Section 19844.1 which changed to State's overtime provisions for bargaining units RO1, RO2, RO4, RO6, RO7, RO9, R10, R11, R12, R13, R14, R15, R17, R18, R19, R20, and R21, effective with the March 2009 pay period. The new language states "for the purpose of computing the number of hours worked, time when an employee is excused from work because of holidays, sick leave, vacation, annual leave, compensating time off, or any other leave shall not be considered as time worked by the employee for the purpose of computing cash or compensating time off for overtime." DPA issued Personnel Management Liaisons Memorandum 2009-014 advising of the change. CDCR implemented the change accordingly. GC Section 19844.1 does not include provision for bargaining units RO5, RO8, and R16; however, RO5 and RO8 are not utilized by the CDCR. R16 is utilized and CDCR shall work toward including the language of GC Section 19844.1 in their successor memorandum of understanding, as needed.

Further, the new MOU ratified for BU6 on September 28, 2013, does not allow for the Department to mandate involuntary overtime if staff elects to volunteer even if the staff volunteering are over 80 hours of overtime during the work period. See BU6 MOU section 12.05 Voluntary Overtime BY Seniority. The MOU also has a new 7k process where it is now a 7-day work week and overtime begins after 41 hours, so it is no longer a "work period" but now a "pay period".

  • Completion Date: September 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Resolved

Although it has not provided documentation to demonstrate that it provided the Department of Personnel Administration with the cost of allowing any type of leave to be counted as time worked for the purpose of computing overtime compensation, Corrections asserts that it partnered with the Department of Personnel Administration to change the overtime provisions. The most recent bargaining unit agreement referenced continues to exclude leave credits from consideration as time worked for the purposes of determining overtime.


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From September 2012

CDCR has partnered with the Department of Personnel Administration adding GC Section 19844.1 which changed to State's overtime provisions for bargaining units RO1, RO2, RO4, RO6, RO7, RO9, R10, R11, R12, R13, R14, R15, R17, R18, R19, R20, and R21, effective with the March 2009 pay period. The new language states “for the purpose of computing the number of hours worked, time when an employee is excused from work because of holidays, sick leave, vacation, annual leave, compensating time off, or any other leave shall not be considered as time worked by the employee for the purpose of computing cash or compensating time off for overtime.” DPA issued Personnel Management Liaisons Memorandum 2009-014 advising of the change. CDCR implemented the change accordingly. GC Section 19844.1 does not include provision for bargaining units RO5, RO8, and R16; however, RO5 and RO8 are not utilized by the CDCR. R16 is utilized and CDCR shall work toward including the language of GC Section 19844.1 in their successor memorandum of understanding, as needed.

  • Estimated Completion Date: Unknown

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Not Fully Implemented


All Recommendations in 2009-107.1

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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