Report I2017-2 Recommendations

After the State Auditor's Office completes an investigation and issues a copy of its investigative report to the state department involved, the department is required by the Whistleblower Protection Act to provide the State Auditor with information about the actions it has taken in response to the report. Within 60 days of receiving the report, the department must report to the State Auditor any disciplinary action it has taken or intends to take against any employee who was a subject of the investigation. Also within 60 days, the department must report to the State Auditor any actions it has taken or intends to take to implement the recommendations made in the report to prevent the continuation or recurrence of the improper activities described in the report. When the department has not completed all of its intended actions within 60 days, the department must report on its actions monthly thereafter until all of its intended actions have been taken. Below is a listing of each recommendation the State Auditor made in the report referenced, as well as a link to a summary of what the department has reported to the State Auditor about its actions in response to the report. Information about the departmentís responsive actions and the State Auditorís assessment of those actions will be updated on this site quarterly.

Recommendations in 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)

Recommendations for Case I2015-0959
Department: Atascadero State Hospital
Number Recommendation Status

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.

Recommendations for Case I2016-0244
Department: University of California, Davis
Number Recommendation Status

University of California, Davis, should require the professor to undergo travel reimbursement training that should focus specifically on appropriate and allowable expenses.

Fully Implemented
Recommendations for Case I2016-0604
Department: Water Resources, Department of
Number Recommendation Status

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.

Fully Implemented

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

Fully Implemented
Recommendations for Case I2016-1360
Department: Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of
Number Recommendation Status

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.

Fully Implemented

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