Report 2011-113 Recommendation 11 Responses

Report 2011-113: Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System: Increased Transparency and Stronger Controls Are Necessary as It Focuses on Improving Its Financial Situation (Release Date: March 2012)

Recommendation #11 To: Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System

To help ensure that individuals designated by the Health Care System as needing to file statements of economic interests do so, the Health Care System should amend its conflict-of-interest policy to specify penalties for failure to file.

6-Month Agency Response

The Health Care System amended its conflict-of-interest policy to specify that individuals submitting their statements late are subject to progressive discipline and a fine of $10 per day that the statements are late, up to a maximum fine of $100. In addition, the policy states that designated filers whose statements are not received within 30 days of their due dates will be referred to the Fair Political Practices Commission for noncompliance enforcement proceedings. (See 2013-406, p. 85)

  • Response Date: September 2012

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

All Recommendations in 2011-113

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.