Report I2011-1 Recommendations and Responses in 2013-041

Report I2011-1: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees: Waste of State Funds, Misuse of State Resources, Falsification of Records, Inexcusable Neglect of Duty, Failure to Monitor Time Reporting, and Other Violations of State Law

Department Number of Years Reported As Not Fully Implemented Total Recommendations to Department Not Implemented After One Year Not Implemented as of 2012-041 Response Not Implemented as of Most Recent Response
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation 2 3 1 1 0
Department of Fish and Wildlife 2 4 3 3 1

Recommendation To: Fish and Wildlife, Department of

Fish and Wildlife should follow the guidelines established in state regulations and initiate repayment from the manager for the costs associated with the misuse of the state vehicle.

Response

Fish and Wildlife submitted an invoice to the manager seeking $8,282 as repayment for the costs associated with the employee's misuse of the state vehicle. However, Fish and Wildlife has not reported the manager providing any payment in response to the invoice or Fish and Wildlife taking any additional steps to try to collect the amount owed.

  • California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending
  • Estimated Completion Date: unknown
  • Response Date: November 2013

Recommendation To: Fish and Wildlife, Department of

Fish and Wildlife should seek recovery of the $595 in lodging and meal reimbursements that were paid to the employee.

Response

Fish and Wildlife recovered $595 from the employee in repayment of the lodging and meal reimbursements she improperly received.

  • California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented
  • Completion Date: August 2013
  • Response Date: November 2013

Recommendation To: Fish and Wildlife, Department of

Fish and Wildlife should provide training to the manager and the employee about state rules for the payment of employee travel expenses.

Response

Fish and Wildlife reported that in September 2011 it provided training to the manager and the employee regarding what constitutes properly reimbursable travel expenses.

  • California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented
  • Completion Date: September 2012
  • Response Date: November 2013

Recommendation To: Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of

Corrections should establish a system for monitoring whether psychology staff at the correctional facility, including the chief psychologist, are working during specified hours of duty.

Response

Corrections stated that the operating procedure outlined in last year's memorandum to staff has been working effectively and that there have not been any problems in using the procedure for purposes of monitoring employees' attendance. Therefore, Corrections has fully implemented this recommendation.

  • California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented
  • Completion Date: December 2013
  • Response Date: November 2013

Current Status of Recommendations

All Recommendations in 2013-041