Report I2017-2 Recommendation 5 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 I2016-0604

Recommendation #5 To: Water Resources, Department of

Water Resources should ensure its management is knowledgeable about individual staff classifications and their time-reporting requirements.

Agency Response From November 2017

Water Resources provided a copy of a November 2017 memorandum from its human resources office that reminded managers and supervisors that certain supervisory classifications are required to charge leave for partial-day absences. The memorandum asked managers and supervisors to ensure they were familiar with workweek group designations for all subordinate staff and to comply with time and attendance requirements accordingly. In addition, Water Resources provided a copy of its training materials for 2017, which explained the differences in time-reporting requirements among the various workweek groups.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

Agency Response From August 2017

Water Resources reported that it would inform all managers and supervisors that all non-exempt employees must charge time for all partial-day absences and would include this requirement in its managers' and supervisors' training.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending

All Recommendations in I2017-2