Report I2017-1 Recommendation 15 Responses

Report I2017-1: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees: Misuse of Resources, Inaccurate Attendance Records, Disclosure of Confidential Information, and Improper Payments (Release Date: March 2017)

Case Number I2016-0015

Recommendation #15 To: Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of

CDCR should revise the Institutional Worker Supervision Pay (IWSP) procedure to require that personnel staff review and ensure that an employee's direct supervisor signs the qualifying employee's timesheets and IWSP documents each month.

Agency Response From November 2017

CDCR reported that it established an operational procedure for IWSP, which includes an annual audit requirement. In addition, CDCR reported that it drafted a statewide IWSP procedural manual and anticipated its release on November 29, 2017.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented

Agency Response From April 2017

CDCR reported that the personnel officer at the California Institution for Women (CIW) identified several factors that led to this overpayment. In an effort to correct these factors, on March 1, 2017, CIW conducted training with its personnel staff about IWSP program requirements, including the signature of direct supervisor on each qualifying employee's IWSP dcouments and timesheets. CDCR also reported that it plans to revise its local IWSP policy by April 28, 2017, to meet this recommendation. However, we expressed our concern to CDCR that it is solely applying this recommendation at the institutional level rather than department-wide as we intended.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented

All Recommendations in I2017-1