Report I2015-1 Recommendation 22 Responses
Report I2015-1: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees (Release Date: August 2015)
Case Number I2012-1250
Recommendation #22 To: Industrial Relations, Department of
To alert future state employers to the supervisor's improper activities, Industrial Relations should determine what documentation, if any, it should place in the supervisor's personnel file indicating that he resigned while under investigation. The improper activities substantiated by this investigation include misusing state-compensated time and state email account to coordinate the sale of copied movies and music, sending sexually suggestive emails during his work hours, and misusing a state printer to print materials for a co-worker's fitness studio.
Agency Response From October 2016
On October 31, 2016, Industrial Relations placed in the supervisor's personnel file a memorandum noting that he resigned while under investigation for the misuse of state time and equipment.
California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented
Agency Response From May 2015
Industrial Relations reported that in cases of serious misconduct, it could place in an employee's personnel file a notice that the employee resigned while under investigation. However, Industrial relations also stated that it must weigh this option against an employee's collective bargaining rights and civil service rights. Consequently, in this instance, Industrial Relations stated that it would not place any documentation in the supervisor's personnel file indicating that he resigned while under investigation.