The Department of State Hospitals (State Hospitals) should take appropriate disciplinary action against the psychiatric technician.
State Hospitals should take steps to recoup the $7,540 of overtime pay from the psychiatric technician.
State Hospitals should take appropriate corrective actions to address the failures of the shift lead and the supervisor and to ensure they fulfill their responsibilities for recognizing and addressing attendance abuse.
The Department of Water Resources (Water Resources) should ensure the administrative supervisor starts accounting for partial-day absences in accordance with her classification as a nonexempt employee.
Water Resources should ensure its management is knowledgeable about individual staff classifications and their time-reporting requirements.
University of California, Davis, should require the professor to undergo travel reimbursement training that should focus specifically on appropriate and allowable expenses.
University of California, Davis, reported that it provided training to the professor and his administrative assistant in September 2017.
The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation should issue a memo to all staff no later than November 2017, and annually thereafter, regarding the prohibition of raffles and the unauthorized sale of alcohol and ammunition.
In November 2017, Corrections issued a memo to all of its employees regarding the prohibition of raffles and the unauthorized sale of alcohol and ammunition.
In August 2017, Corrections stated that it agreed with our findings related to the illegal raffle and that it intended to educate its staff regarding the problems associated with holding the type of raffle discussed in this report. It plans to issue guidance to employees by November 2017 about the appropriate ways to hold workplace events involving prizes, donations, or fundraising.
However, Corrections did not agree that an illegal sale of alcohol occurred. Corrections asserted that a true sale, as a matter of law, would not include an element of chance. We disagree with Corrections' assertion and reaffirm that Business and Professions Code section 23025 specifies that a sale of alcohol occurs every time the ownership of alcohol transfers from one party to another for any consideration. Since participants purchased tickets to participate in the raffle, consideration was given that resulted in the illegal sale of alcohol each time the alcohol transferred ownership to the respective winner.