Report I2019-3 Recommendation 10 Responses
Report I2019-3: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees: Wasteful and Improper Travel Payments, Improper Promotion and Hiring Practices, and Misuse of State Resources (Release Date: May 2019)
Case Number I2016-1298
Recommendation #10 To: State Hospitals, Department of
State Hospitals should provide training to hiring managers and human resources staff to ensure that they follow proper procedures for determining work location assignments and for clearly indicating those locations in recruiting and job announcements.
Agency Response From June 2019
In April 2019 State Hospitals revised its position form to include a clear recruitment location for any position being filled to ensure that the recruitment location is transparent to the hiring manager and interested candidates. State Hospitals held an all staff meeting later that month to provide on-the-job training to human resources managers and analysts to ensure that the form is completed accurately.
California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented
Agency Response From March 2019
State Hospitals reported that it implemented the recommendation by distributing an information bulletin in January 2019 to remind program managers about processes related to the recruitment and hiring process. In addition, State Hospitals reported that by April 30, 2019, it would (1) send out an electronic communication from its human resources director to all personnel staff to remind them to follow the best practices for recruitment and hiring as disclosed in the information bulletin, (2) update the State Hospitals request form to include a clear recruitment location, which will ensure that the location is transparent to the hiring manager and to interested candidates, and (3) provide on-the-job training to all classification pay managers and analysts to ensure that the request form is completed accurately.