Report I2017-1 Recommendation 19 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 #19 To: Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of

CDCR should train all employees, supervisors, and personnel staff who receive, approve, or issue the extra pay to ensure that they are familiar with the requirements of the IWSP procedure and Pay Differential 67.

Agency Response From January 2018

In January 2018, Correctional Health Care reported that it is committed to releasing its IWSP Policy and Procedure, which it has already developed and approved. The policy will provide definitions, eligibility criteria, and procedures for IWSP to all Correctional Health Care employees. Once Correctional Health Care releases its policy, it stated that it will reinforce the policy through required training for appropriate managers, supervisors, and staff.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


Agency Response From November 2017

In May 2017, Correctional Health Care reported that it had not released its IWSP policy yet because it was making changes to incorporate new language from a memorandum of understanding. Correctional Health Care stated it would ensure that all impacted staff members are trained on the new policy once it is released. Although Correctional Health Care stated that it did not have an anticipated release date for the policy, it indicated that human resource personnel administrators would provide a timeline for training after the policy's release.

CDCR reported that all assigned employees and supervisors who receive or approve IWSP at the CIW completed training in May 2017. CDCR provided a training participation sign-in sheet for all employees who attended the training. CDCR also reported that CIW would monitor for new employees requiring IWSP training. CDCR further reported that it is revising and updating the IWSP procedural manual. CDCR stated that once its IWSP procedures are updated, the office of personnel services anticipates completing training for CDCR personnel offices department-wide by February 28, 2018.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


Agency Response From April 2017

In January 2017, Correctional Health Care reported that it would release its own IWSP policy and stated that it would reinforce the policy through training with the appropriate managers and supervisors and with Correctional Health Care human resource staff who approve, issue, or receive the IWSP pay.

In April 2017, CDCR reported that personnel staff at CIW were trained on March 1, 2017, about the requirements of the IWSP procedure and Pay Differential 67. In addition, it stated that all employees and supervisors who receive or approve IWSP pay will be trained by May 31, 2017. However, CDCR did not provide an update regarding whether Correctional Health Care has disseminated its own IWSP policy and whether its staff have been trained.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


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