State Hospitals should determine whether other psychiatrists or other staff consistently work less than an average of 40 hours and take appropriate disciplinary and corrective action where needed.
State Hospitals reported that it completed its review of additional psychiatrists and other staff. State Hospitals identified a total of nine psychologists and psychiatrists with unreported leave hours that it had worked to correct. In addition, State Hospitals stated that it provided training in 2017 to these psychiatrists and other staff to reinforce the importance of accuracy in attendance records and the types of disciplinary actions related to attendance issues.
State Hospitals initiated a review of the 34 other staff mentioned in our investigative report who may have worked less than an average of 40 hours per week. In addition, State Hospitals provided supporting documentation regarding its review and stated that it narrowed the review to 21 employees who appear to be working an insufficient number of hours.
State Hospitals reported that its executive management is reviewing this recommendation to determine the next steps it should take.