Report 2015-608 Recommendation 6 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 #6 To: Human Resources, California Department of

To ensure that CalHR can complete its workforce and succession planning workload on a timely basis and address other priorities that may arise, CalHR should develop an annual plan for the workforce planning unit by July 2015, and annually thereafter, that identifies the activities it plans to accomplish in the following fiscal year and the necessary resources. The plan should include, but not be limited to, activities such as evaluating the effectiveness of its guidance to departments, offering training sessions, conducting reviews of department workforce and succession plans, and addressing strategic initiatives.

6-Month Agency Response

Please see 2015/16 fiscal year business plan for the Workforce Development Programs and Special Projects Division that will be sent under separate cover as Appendix E. The new division business plan identifies the program objectives to be completed in the current fiscal year. Each objective has been aligned with CalHR's refreshed strategic plan goals. The division management team monitors the progress being made on business plan objectives on a monthly basis.

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

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

60-Day Agency Response

CalHR is on schedule to implement this recommendation by July 2015.

CalHR is in the process of creating a mission statement and strategic goals for the new Workforce Development Programs and Special Projects Division. Facilitated sessions to create a 2015-16 business plan for the division recently concluded and the strategic and business plans are being finalized. This planning process will specifically address the strategic and operational concerns of the Statewide Workforce Planning and Recruitment Unit.

  • Completion Date: July 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.