Report I2019-2 Recommendation 22 Responses

Report I2019-2: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees: Inefficient Management of State Resources, Misuse of State Time and Inaccurate Attendance Records, and Inadequate Supervision (Release Date: April 2019)

Case Number I2017-1308

Recommendation #22 To: Controller's Office, State

By April 2019, the SCO should review attendance for the employee for the time period that she worked an alternate schedule to determine whether she owes the State any additional hours as a result of informally switching her regular day off (RDO). If she does, the SCO should recover any overpayments or adjust her leave balances accordingly.

Agency Response From February 2020

In February 2020, the State Controller's Office reported that due to a large executive staff turnover during the past several months, it could not provide us with the additional information we had requested.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


Agency Response From January 2020

In August 2019 and January 2020, we again asked the State Controller's Office to identify the specific date and the number of hours the employee owed to the State. We have yet to receive a response.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


Agency Response From July 2019

The State Controller's Office reported that it reviewed the employee's attendance records for the time period she worked an alternate schedule and found one additional instance during which she informally switched her RDO. The State Controller's Office stated that it had charged the employee's leave credits accordingly.

We asked the State Controller's Office to identify the specific date and the number of hours the employee owed to the State. When the requested information was not forthcoming, we sent the State Controller's Office a follow-up email. A month has now passed since we made our original request, and the State Controller's Office still has not provided the information.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


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