Report 2010-119 Recommendation 17 Responses

Report 2010-119: Commission on Teacher Credentialing: Despite Delays in Discipline of Teacher Misconduct, the Division of Professional Practices Has Not Developed an Adequate Strategy or Implemented Processes That Will Safeguard Against Future Backlogs (Release Date: April 2011)

Recommendation #17 To: Teacher Credentialing, California Commission on

To better ensure that its hiring decisions are fair and that employment opportunities are equally afforded to all eligible candidates, and to minimize employees’ perceptions that its practices are compromised by familial relationships or employee favoritism, the commission should prepare and/or formally adopt a comprehensive hiring manual that clearly indicates hiring procedures and identifies the parties responsible for carrying out various steps in the hiring process.

6-Month Agency Response

The commission developed and adopted a hiring handbook in June 2011, which identifies the hiring process and the parties responsible for each stage in the hiring process. The commission indicated that the State Personnel Board provided assistance in the development of the handbook and its senior managers reviewed and approved the handbook. The commission also indicated that it is consulting with the State Personnel Board to develop best practices in the commission’s office of human resources, including developing and publishing an annual examination plan. (See 2012-406, p. 60)

  • Response Date: October 2011

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2010-119

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.