Report 2014-125 Recommendation 13 Responses

Report 2014-125: California Department of State Hospitals: It Could Increase the Consistency of Its Evaluations of Sex Offenders by Improving Its Assessment Protocol and Training (Release Date: March 2015)

Recommendation #13 To: State Hospitals, Department of

To ensure that it has an effective method for assigning and tracking evaluator workload, by September 2015 State Hospitals should establish a formal process for periodically reviewing its workload matrices. This process should include periodic assessments of how well evaluators are meeting their workload expectations and whether adjustments would be appropriate. The process should also include input from key stakeholders.

1-Year Agency Response

DSH established a workload matrix that will be reviewed periodically by the Chief Psychologists and quality assurance team through the policy and procedure implemented on February 19, 2016 (see recommendation 5). The quality assurance process will be utilized to assess the evaluator workload matrix, workload expectations and workload adjustments as would be appropriate.

  • Completion Date: February 2016
  • Response Date: March 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented


6-Month Agency Response

By December 2015, DSH will establish a formal process, with input from key stakeholders, for periodically reviewing the evaluator workload matrix and assessing workload expectations and workload adjustments that would be appropriate.

  • Estimated Completion Date: December 2015
  • Response Date: September 2015

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


60-Day Agency Response

DSH plans that by September 2015, a formal process will be

established, with input from key stakeholders, for periodically reviewing the evaluator workload matrix and assessing workload expectations and workload adjustments that would be appropriate.

  • Estimated Completion Date: September 30, 2015
  • Response Date: May 2015

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


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