Report I2015-1 Recommendation 19 Responses

Report I2015-1: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees (Release Date: August 2015)

Case Number I2014-1011

Recommendation #19 To: Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of

Corrections and Correctional Health Care should run a query of exempt positions related to the chief psychologist classification, such as clinical psychologists and senior psychologists, to determine whether any other exempt employees were improperly credited or paid for on-call or call-back assignments prior to December 2014, and seek recovery through reducing those employees' accumulated leave balances.

Agency Response From November 2017

Corrections provided no new information relevant to this recommendation.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


Agency Response From October 2016

Corrections reported that Correctional Health Care had identifed and completed its review of 1,198 exempt employees for pay periods January 2013 through June 2015. In addition, it stated that Correctional Health Care is issuing formal notification letters to the affected employees regarding accounts receivable and changes to compensated time off. Once the notifications are sent, Corrections will make adjustments to leave balances and establish accounts receivable as appropriate.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


Agency Response From January 2016

Corrections reported that Correctional Health Care had completed its initial review of all 35 institutions involving approximately 3,600 employees and that Correctional Health Care now would focus its review on the approximately 750 employees who annually claimed on-call, standby, or call-back pay. Once Correctional Health Care completes this review, Corrections stated that it would establish accounts receivables as appropriate.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


Agency Response From August 2015

Corrections reported that Correctional Health Care ran a query of classifications to audit and is conducting a statewide review of all impacted classifications. Correctional Health Care will report this information on a quarterly basis. Upon completion of the audit by Correctional Health Care, Corrections will establish accounts receivables as appropriate. Corrections anticipates completion by June 30, 2017.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


Agency Response From July 2015

Corrections reported that it would coordinate with Correctional Health Care to determine if employees were improperly credited or paid for on-call or call-back assignments. In addition, Corrections stated that it would take the appropriate corrective actions, including seeking repayment or reducing leave balances.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending


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