Report I2009-0640 Recommendation 3 Responses
Report I2009-0640: California Department of Transportation: Caltrans Employees Engaged in Inexcusable Neglect of Duty, Received Overpayment for Overtime, Falsified Test Data, and Misappropriated State Property (Release Date: March 2013)
Case Number I2009-0640
Recommendation #3 To: Transportation, Department of
To address the false claims for overtime and differential work hours submitted by technicians A and B and approved by their supervisor, we recommend that Caltrans establish a system to enforce the requirement that specific overtime hours be preapproved for an employee to be compensated for the hours. (See I2009-0640, p. 23)
Agency Response From February 2013
Caltrans revised its policies and procedures through a personnel bulletin issued to all employees in November 2012 that generally requires overtime be pre-approved for an employee in order to be compensated for it. Under Caltrans' revised policies and proceduires, an employee may only be compensated for working overtime that was not pre-approved if the employee submits documentation explaining why the need for overtime work was not anticipated and justifying the need for the overtime work to be performed.