Corrections and Correctional Health Care should run a query of exempt positions related to the chief psychologist classification, such as clinical psychologists and senior psychologists, to determine whether any other exempt employees were improperly credited or paid for on-call or call-back assignments prior to December 2014, and seek recovery through reducing those employees' accumulated leave balances.
Corrections provided no new information relevant to this recommendation.
Corrections reported that Correctional Health Care had identifed and completed its review of 1,198 exempt employees for pay periods January 2013 through June 2015. In addition, it stated that Correctional Health Care is issuing formal notification letters to the affected employees regarding accounts receivable and changes to compensated time off. Once the notifications are sent, Corrections will make adjustments to leave balances and establish accounts receivable as appropriate.
Corrections reported that Correctional Health Care had completed its initial review of all 35 institutions involving approximately 3,600 employees and that Correctional Health Care now would focus its review on the approximately 750 employees who annually claimed on-call, standby, or call-back pay. Once Correctional Health Care completes this review, Corrections stated that it would establish accounts receivables as appropriate.
Corrections reported that Correctional Health Care ran a query of classifications to audit and is conducting a statewide review of all impacted classifications. Correctional Health Care will report this information on a quarterly basis. Upon completion of the audit by Correctional Health Care, Corrections will establish accounts receivables as appropriate. Corrections anticipates completion by June 30, 2017.
Corrections reported that it would coordinate with Correctional Health Care to determine if employees were improperly credited or paid for on-call or call-back assignments. In addition, Corrections stated that it would take the appropriate corrective actions, including seeking repayment or reducing leave balances.