Report I2016-2 Recommendation 1 Responses

Report I2016-2: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees: Conflict of Interest, Violation of Post-Employment Ethics Restrictions, Waste of State Funds, Misuse of State Resources, and Incompatible Activities (Release Date: August 2016)

Case Number I2015-0849

Recommendation #1 To: Water Resources Control Board

Take appropriate corrective action against the district engineer and the supervisors for their participation in or failure to address the conflict of interest.

Agency Response From November 2017

The Water Board has continued to follow up with the FPPC but even as recently as November 2017, it has not received a response from the FPPC to help determine the appropriate corrective actions to take against the district engineer.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


Agency Response From April 2017

The Water Board has continued to follow up with the FPPC but still has not received a response from the FPPC to help determine the appropriate corrective actions to take against the district engineer.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


Agency Response From February 2017

The Water Board stated that in November 2016, it served counseling memos to the district engineer's supervisors and placed the memos in their official personnel files. In addition, the Water Board reported that it has followed up with the FPPC several times and is waiting for a response before it proceeds with corrective action against the district engineer.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


Agency Response From September 2016

The Water Board reported that it is preparing corrective actions to take against the district engineer's supervisors. In addition, it stated that it sought advice from the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) regarding corrective actions to take for the district engineer. The Water Board stated that it will use the FPPC's recommendations to determine the appropriate corrective actions regarding the district engineer.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


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