Report I2014-1 Recommendation 9 Responses
Report I2014-1: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees (Release Date: December 2014)
Case Number I2011-0878
Recommendation #9 To: Employment Development Department
Provide training regarding headquarters designations and their impact on travel expense claims to all Facilities Office staff who regularly submit travel expense claims.
Agency Response From January 2015
EDD reported that it held training for all Facilities Office staff who regularly submit travel expense claims. EDD provided us with evidence that the applicable Facilities Office staff attended the training. It also provided us with the materials the training covered. Our review of the materials determined that EDD held the recommended training regarding headquarters designations and their impact on travel expense claims.
California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented
Agency Response From December 2014
EDD reported that it had instructed all employees of the Facilities Office about the laws and regulations regarding headquarters designations and long-term assignments. In addition, EDD stated that it required staff to review EDD's Travel Handbook and two specific memos issued by EDD that discussed long-term assignments and travel expense claim requirements. Moreover, EDD stated that it had created a training class that all staff who submit travel expense claims must attend. This class will provide information to employees on long-term assignments and how an employee's headquarters designation impacts his or her travel expense claim. EDD stated that it scheduled the training to be held in January 2015.