Report I2019-3 Recommendation 6 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 I2017-0706
Recommendation #6 To: Transportation, Department of
Within 90 days, Caltrans should provide training to travel branch staff to ensure that they verify an employee's headquarters when reviewing expense claims and comply with state law when approving the claims.
Agency Response From June 2019
Caltrans reported that it provided training to travel branch staff on the rules applicable to travel between an employee's residence and headquarters.
California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented
Agency Response From May 2019
Caltrans reported that in April 2019, supervisors from the accounting division provided training to travel branch staff, which covered verifying an employee's headquarters when reviewing travel expense claims for payment. Caltrans stated that the accounting division also worked with human resources staff to obtain limited access to view the designated headquarters for employees.