Report 2013-110 Recommendation 35 Responses

Report 2013-110: Child Welfare Services: The County Child Welfare Services Agencies We Reviewed Must Provide Better Protection for Abused and Neglected Children (Release Date: April 2014)

Recommendation #35 To: Butte County Department of Employment and Social Services

To ensure that they provide clear, up-to-date guidance to its social workers, the Butte County CWS agency should designate specific personnel to stay informed of relevant statutory, regulatory, and needed practice changes and to ensure that corresponding updates are made to its policies and procedures.

1-Year Agency Response

In September 2014 an Administrative Analyst, Senior was hired to perform the function of reviewing relevant statutory, regulatory and needed practice changes and to develop new policy and procedure or update existing policy and procedure regarding these changes. The administrative analyst position also assists in developing any needed training relating to the regulatory or policy changes.

  • Completion Date: October 2014
  • Response Date: April 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented


6-Month Agency Response

As part of the proposed budget for FY 2014/15, the Butte County Department of Employment and Social Services requested the addition of one Program Manager, one Administrative Analyst, and two additional full time equivalent (FTE) Social Worker positions.

This team, along with the existing Social Worker assigned to Quality Assurance, will comprise a new Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Unit. The FY 2014/15 Butte County budget was adopted in July 2014. The new Administrative Analyst position was hired in September 2014. The remaining positions were approved and the department is actively completing the hiring process. It is anticipated that the unit will be fully staffed by year end.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 12/31/14
  • Response Date: October 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Pending


60-Day Agency Response

As part of the proposed budget for FY 2014/15, the Butte County Department of Employment and Social Services has submitted a request to add one Program Manager, one Administrative Analyst, and two additional full time equivalent (FTE) Social Worker positions. This team, along with the existing Social Worker assigned to Quality Assurance, will comprise a new Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Unit. It is anticipated these positions will be hired in September 2014, following the adoption of the FY 2014/15 Butte County budget.

  • Estimated Completion Date: December 2014
  • Response Date: June 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending


All Recommendations in 2013-110

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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