Report I2016-1 Recommendation 5 Responses

Report I2016-1: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees: Misuse of State Resources, Forgery, False Time Reporting, Financial Interests Disclosure Violations, and Waste of State Funds (Release Date: February 2016)

Case Number I2014-0078

Recommendation #5 To: Health Care Services, Department of

To ensure the analyst does not continue to misuse state resources, Health Care Services should take appropriate corrective or disciplinary action for her misuse of her state computer and email for personal purposes.

Agency Response*

Health Care Services took disciplinary action in July 2016 that reduced the analyst's pay by 10 percent for a 12-month period effective August 2016.

  • Response Date: August 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented


Agency Response*

Health Care Service reported in March 2016 that its human resources office anticipated determining the most appropriate corrective actions by June 30, 2016. However, it has not responded to our inquiries regarding the status of any corrective actions.

  • Response Date: March 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


Agency Response*

Health Care Services reported that the supervisor met with the analyst in December 2015 and verbally instructed the analyst to immediately cease using state resources to conduct personal business while at work. The supervisor also memorialized his verbal instruction to the analyst in an email to her. Further, Health Care Services stated that its human resources branch is still reviewing electronic data for the period from 2010 through 2015 and working with its office of legal services to determine whether any other action is necessary.

  • Response Date: March 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


Agency Response*

Health Care Services stated that it is committed to taking appropriate action against the analyst. Health Care Services stated that its human resources branch is reviewing information to determine the appropriate action to take.

  • Response Date: January 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


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