Report I2017-2 Recommendation 1 Responses
Report I2017-2: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees: Inaccurate Attendance Records, Violation of State Laws, and Misuse of State Resources (Release Date: October 2017)
Case Number I2015-0959
Recommendation #1 To: Atascadero State Hospital
The Department of State Hospitals (State Hospitals) should take appropriate disciplinary action against the psychiatric technician.
Agency Response From May 2018
State Hospitals reported that the psychiatric technician retired in May 2018 after a lengthy medical leave absence. It therefore is unable to take disciplinary action against him.
California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Resolved
Agency Response From December 2017
State Hospitals reported that the psychiatric technician is out on extended medical leave and that he may not return to work at all, which has limited its ability to pursue disciplinary action.
California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending
Agency Response From August 2017
State Hospitals stated that it would consult its legal, labor relations, and human resources departments to determine the appropriate administrative, corrective, and/or disciplinary action to take against the psychiatric technician. It also stated that it would provide training to him to ensure he is aware of the expectation and requirement to work scheduled shifts and seek approval for shift adjustments.