Health Services should develop additional strategies, such as temporarily reallocating its staff from district offices that are less burdened by their workloads to those facing the highest workloads.
Health Services reports that it has received a preliminary report on the employee classification study from its contractor, Cooperative Personnel Services. Health Services has reviewed this report and expects to submit its proposals to DPA in August 2008. In addition, Health Services reports that it has renegotiated, but not yet executed, a new contract with Los Angeles County. Health Services asserts that a provision of this new contract allows for the contractors staff to perform work outside of the county upon a written request from Health Services. (2009-406, p. 21)
Subsequent to the original publication of this response, the state auditor considered this recommendation to be fully implemented.
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