Report I2017-1 Recommendation 4 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 I2016-0112
Recommendation #4 To: Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of
CDCR should train all parole division employees who drive state vehicles about how to properly document their use of a state vehicle on their mileage logs, how to obtain a home storage permit and for whom it is necessary, how and when to submit a personal use certification reporting all personal commutes driven in a state vehicle.
Agency Response From April 2017
We requested that CDCR provide a copy of the comprehensive training plan it identified in January 2017. In April 2017, CDCR informed us that its comprehensive training plan consisted of an email it sent to employees that reissued the existing CDCR policy about state vehicles. CDCR also required employees to sign a roster indicating that they had completed the "training" after they read the policy. As the existing policy states how employees should document their use of state vehicles on their mileage logs, how they should obtain a home storage permit and for whom it is necessary, and how and when to submit a personal use certification, we deemed the recommendation as fully implemented.
California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented
Agency Response From January 2017
CDCR affirmed that the parole division would develop a comprehensive training plan related to state vehicle assignment, use, documentation, home storage, and certification. CDCR stated that the training plan will be delivered to supervisory staff who will provide the training to subordinate staff by the end of April 2017. CDCR also stated that it will track state vehicles in a recently developed database but did not describe how this database would help fulfill this recommendation.