Report 2014-107 Recommendation 5 Responses

Report 2014-107: Judicial Branch of California: Because of Questionable Fiscal and Operational Decisions, the Judicial Council and the Administrative Office of the Courts Have Not Maximized the Funds Available for the Courts (Release Date: January 2015)

Recommendation #5 To: Administrative Office of the Courts

To ensure that it pays its employees the appropriate salaries for the locations in which they spend the majority of their work hours, the AOC should follow its policy to periodically verify that salary differentials are based on an employee's actual work location.

60-Day Agency Response

Effective February 19, 2015, Judicial Council Personnel Policy 4.2, Geographic Salary Differentials, was modified to require Human Resources to conduct a quarterly reconciliation of each employee's primary work location. Additionally, at the beginning of each fiscal year, office leadership will be required to provide Human Resources with each employee's primary work location. A reconciliation of employees' work locations identified a total of five discrepancies. These data entries were corrected in September 2014. (Policy 4.2 and the Human Resources reconciliation procedure are submitted as supporting documentation.)

  • Completion Date: March 2015
  • Response Date: March 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2014-107

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.