Report I2016-1 Recommendation 32 Responses

Report I2016-1: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Agencies and Employees: Misuse of State Resources, Forgery, False Time Reporting, Financial Interests Disclosure Violations, and Waste of State Funds (Release Date: February 2016)

Case Number I2014-0948

Recommendation #32 To: State Hospitals, Department of

State Hospitals should seek to persuade the State to enter into collective bargaining agreements that provide for time monitoring to ensure that the State obtains full value from its employees exempt from FLSA requirements.

Agency Response*

State Hospitals reported that it worked collaboratively with the California Department of Human Resources throughout the recent negotiations process with the unions for enhanced collective bargaining agreement language regarding time monitoring for its employees that are exempt from FLSA requirements; however, its efforts were not successful.

  • Response Date: November 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Resolved


Agency Response*

State Hospitals has not provided us with any additional information regarding this recommendation.

  • Response Date: October 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


Agency Response*

State Hospitals stated that the bargaining unit is still in active negotiations regarding the implementation of this recommendation.

  • Response Date: February 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


Agency Response*

State Hospitals reported that its labor relations branch staff contacted staff at its facilities to seek recommendations for improvements to collective bargaining agreements. State Hospitals stated that it compiled the recommendations and has been communicating with the California Department of Human Resources and the collective bargaining negotiating teams to improve contract language and/or policies to ensure that the State obtains the full value from its employees who are exempt from FLSA requirements.

  • Response Date: March 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


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