Report I2019-2 Recommendation 23 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 #23 To: Controller's Office, State

By June 2019, the SCO should review the attendance records of the manager's other staff to determine whether the other employees also failed to account for any missed work time.

Agency Response From February 2020

In February 2020, the State Controller's Office reported that due to 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 for the names of the four employees, as well as an explanation for how it determined that they had not failed to account for any work hours. 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 jointly responded to this and the following recommendation by stating that all of its division chiefs had completed their reviews and found that four unnamed employees had informally switched their RDOs. The State Controller's Office stated that after analyzing the timesheets for these employees, it determined that although they had informally switched their RDO's, they had not actually failed to account for any work hours. We have requested the names of the four employees.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


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