Report 2015-608 Recommendation 3 Responses

Report 2015-608: High Risk: State Departments Need to Improve Their Workforce and Succession Planning Efforts to Mitigate the Risks of Increasing Retirements (Release Date: May 2015)

Recommendation #3 To: Human Resources, California Department of

To ensure that CalHR's reviews of departments' workforce and succession plans are consistent and reflect all best practices it recommends on its website, CalHR should revise its evaluation tool by June 2015 to include all of these best practices and other best practices it subsequently identifies.

6-Month Agency Response

As stated in our 60 day progress report, CalHR has completed this recommendation.

Please see the revised Workforce Plan Evaluation Tool which incorporates additional best practices, including those offered on CalHR's statewide workforce planning webpage. CalHR will continue to assess the effectiveness of this tool, and make additional improvements as necessary, as part of the reoccurring evaluation process described in recommendation number one. The Workforce Plan Evaluation Tool will be sent under separate cover as Appendix B.

  • Completion Date: June 2015
  • Response Date: November 2015

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

60-Day Agency Response

CalHR completed this recommendation.

Subsequent to the CSA Audit findings, CalHR collaborated with subject matter experts from various departments to identify additional workforce and succession planning best practices, including those offered on the statewide workforce planning webpage, to add to the workforce plan evaluation tool that is available on CalHR's website. The additional best practices were incorporated into the evaluation tool. CalHR will continue to identify best practices for addition to the workforce plan evaluation tool.

  • Completion Date: June 2015
  • Response Date: July 2015

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

The department did not provide documentation supporting the actions it identified in its response, but indicated it plans to provide the documentation as part of its six-month response.

  • Auditee did not substantiate its claim of full implementation

All Recommendations in 2015-608

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.