Request that CalHR conduct the necessary assessment to determine whether additional appointments are permissible if State Hospitals deems it necessary to have employees perform duties not related to their current positions.
In August 2016, the director of State Hospitals sent a memo regarding additional appointments to all State Hospitals' human resource directors, personnel officers, labor relations officers, and personnel transactions supervisors, as well as to all executive directors and hospital administrators, to ensure that CalHR policies are implemented as mandated. In addition, the memo stated that State Hospitals is not authorized to make any new additional appointments. However, the memo stated that if a mission-critical need for an additional appointment is identified, a request must be submitted to its human resource section in Sacramento for review and submission to CalHR, which would make the final determination. Thus, State Hospitals reported that having its director remind its management that they should follow the process set forth in the CalHR memorandum mitigates and resolves our recommendation.