Report I2016-2 Recommendation 12 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 I2015-0034

Recommendation #12 To: Public Health, Department of

Provide training to all approving supervisors and managers who oversee staff who travel for work purposes to ensure that they understand how to properly determine and establish headquarters locations for their employees.

Agency Response From February 2017

Public Health reported that the official's immediate supervisor reviewed the training material regarding how to properly determine and establish headquarters locations for employees.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented


Agency Response From January 2017

Public Health reported that its accounting section will provide guidance to the official's immediate supervisor in February 2017. Public Health also clarified that the official's last working day was in September 2016, but the official will be using accrued leave until October 2017.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


Agency Response From December 2016

Public Health provided a copy of the training roster for the CalATERS training held in October 2016 as well as the modified user profile section presented at that training. In addition, Public Health reported that effective September 2016, the official no longer works there and is using accrued leave. Further, it reported that the accounting section will work with the official's immediate supervisor to determine an appropriate time to provide training to her since the supervisor did not attend the October 2016 training.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


Agency Response From September 2016

Public Health reported that it modified its user profile section of the California Automated Travel Expense Reimbursement System (CalATERS) training for submitters and approvers to properly determine and establish employee headquarters locations. Public Health also provided a copy of the revised CalATERS Global training agenda, but it did not provide substantiation to support that supervisors or managers received the training.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


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