Report I2016-1 Recommendation 6 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 I2014-1576

Recommendation #6 To: Water Resources, Department of

Water Resources should provide training to all officials who approve training requests regarding the difference between training categories, the maximum calendar year reimbursement limitations for each category, and the required documentation to support expense claims, including proof of attendance.

Agency Response From April 2017

Water Resources provided evidence that the remaining training coordinators subsequently attended the training.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented


Agency Response From December 2016

Water Resources reported that held its annual training coordinators workshop in July 2016, in which it presented the same module from the training it presented in June 2016. Water Resources stated that three training coordinators missed the July 2016 training but would be trained soon. Further, Water Resources stated that it disseminated the all supervisors memo in September 2016.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


Agency Response From July 2016

Water Resources reported that it held a refresher training for training coordinators in June 2016, an administrative officers training in July 2016, and it is preparing an all supervisors memo to remind supervisors and managers of their roles and responsibilities in the training process. DWR also provided a copy of an all staff memo that was disseminated in May 2016 reiterating its training policies and procedures, including the four training categories and guidelines that must be followed when submitting training requests.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


Agency Response From April 2016

Water Resources reported that its new supervisors and managers receive performance planning and appraisal training as part of their mandated 80-hour supervisory course, in accordance with Government Code section 19995.4. In addition, Water Resources stated that it will provide all employees with a memorandum outlining the various training categories and associated monetary limits, along with a copy of Water Resources' policy and procedures. Water Resources further stated that it will provide supervisors and managers with an additional memorandum outlining their roles and responsibilities. Finally, Water Resources stated that its administrative officers and training coordinators also will receive in-person training.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending


All Recommendations in I2016-1


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