Report 2017-104 Recommendation 9 Responses

Report 2017-104: Montebello Unified School District: County Superintendent Intervention Is Necessary to Address Its Weak Financial Management and Governance (Release Date: November 2017)

Recommendation #9 To: Montebello Unified School District

To ensure that Montebello hires qualified classified employees, the personnel commission should, within 90 days, revise its policies to require the classified director to provide it with the education and work experience of any candidates on eligibility lists for high-ranking positions. It should also require the director of the personnel commission—the classified director—to provide it with a list of all provisional appointments, including information on how those employees meet the minimum qualifications.

1-Year Agency Response

The Director of Classified Human Resources continues to provide the personnel commission with a spreadsheet with the names and dates of assignments for all temporary, as needed, limited term, and out of class assignments.

  • Completion Date: November 2018
  • Response Date: November 2018

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

Montebello has not addressed our recommendation. It has not demonstrated that the personnel commission revised its policies or that the classified director provides the education and work experience of any candidates on the eligibility lists for high-ranking positions. Further, Montebello's list of provisional appointments it asserts it provides to the personnel commission does not include information on how those employees meet the minimum qualifications.

  • Auditee did not address all aspects of the recommendation

6-Month Agency Response

The Director of Classified Human Resources is providing the personnel commission a spreadsheet with the names and dates of assignments for all temporary, provisional, as needed, limited term, and out of class assignments.

  • Completion Date: May 2018
  • Response Date: May 2018

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

Montebello did not demonstrate that it implemented the recommendation. Montebello did not provide evidence that the personnel commission revised its policies as recommended.

  • Auditee did not address all aspects of the recommendation

60-Day Agency Response

The Director of Classified Human Resources will provide the Personnel Commission with the education and work experience of all candidates on the eligibility lists for high-ranking positions, as well as how the minimum qualifications are met for all provisional appointments.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 2/2/2018
  • Response Date: December 2017

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


All Recommendations in 2017-104

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.