Report 2017-104 Recommendation 15 Responses

Report 2017-104: Montebello Unified School District: County Superintendent Intervention Is Necessary to Address Its Weak Financial Management and Governance (Release Date: November 2017)

Recommendation #15 To: Montebello Unified School District

To ensure that Montebello is making hiring decisions free of bias or favoritism, within 90 days it should strengthen its hiring policies related to nepotism and conflicts of interest for classified and certificated personnel to include the following: establishing restrictions on immediate family members being involved in the screening and interviewing processes and definitions of what types of personal relationships fall under the nepotism policy, which work relationships the nepotism policy applies to, and what factors to consider when evaluating the potential impact of a personal relationship.

60-Day Agency Response

MUSD will continue working on strengthening its hiring policies to ensure that its employment decisions are free of bias, favoritism, nepotism, and/or conflict of interest for classified and certificated personnel.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 2/22/2018
  • Response Date: December 2017

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

All Recommendations in 2017-104

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.