Report I2009-0640 Recommendation 10 Responses

Report I2009-0640: California Department of Transportation: Caltrans Employees Engaged in Inexcusable Neglect of Duty, Received Overpayment for Overtime, Falsified Test Data, and Misappropriated State Property (Release Date: March 2013)

Case Number I2009-0640

Recommendation #10 To: Transportation, Department of

To address the misappropriation of state property by the supervisor, we recommend that Caltrans obtain an estimate of the value of the materials the supervisor removed from Caltrans facilities and placed on his property (aside from the steel beams) as well as the value of the state employee time spent refashioning and transporting those materials. (See I2009-0640, p. 24)

Agency Response From August 2014

Caltrans reported that it reached a negotiated settlement with the supervisor in September 2013. As part of the settlement, Caltrans received $4,250 from the supervisor in exchange for Caltrans dismissing the actions against him. Nevertheless, Caltrans let 11 months pass before it reported this information to the State Auditor's Office even though it had provided monthly reports to us stating that it was awaiting legal action to address this recommendation.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Resolved


Agency Response From June 2014

Caltrans reported that its lawsuit against the supervisor still is in progress.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


Agency Response From April 2014

Caltrans reported that its lawsuit against the supervisor still is in progress.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


Agency Response From January 2014

Caltrans did not provide any new information regarding its implementation of this recommendation.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


Agency Response From October 2013

Caltrans reported that in May 2012 it filed a lawsuit against the supervisor in Sacramento Superior Court to discover which materials the supervisor removed from Caltrans property and seek either return of the materials or compensation for their replacement. Caltrans stated that it still is seeking reimbursement through this suit.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


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