Report I2011-1 Recommendation 11 Responses

Report I2011-1: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees: Waste of State Funds, Misuse of State Resources, Falsification of Records, Inexcusable Neglect of Duty, Failure to Monitor Time Reporting, and Other Violations of State Law (Release Date: August 2011)

Case Number I2009-0644

Recommendation #11 To: Mental Health, Department of

Require the senior official to use leave for workdays on which he did not actually perform work for the State or to repay the State the amount of salary he received for those days.

Agency Response From June 2011

Mental Health stated that it is unlikely to recover any portion of the senior official's salary as it was unable to evaluate the senior official's workdays. In addition, even though Mental Health expected a 40-hour workweek from the senior official, it stated more or less than eight hours on individual days was permissible. Further, Mental Health stated that it had no documented evidence that the senior official failed to perform many of his duties. Finally, Mental Health indicated that even if it were able to determine the salary amount the senior official earned on workdays he did not actually perform work for the State, it could not seek to recover those costs since he no longer is employed by the State.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Resolved


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