Report I2019-4 Recommendation 5 Responses

Report I2019-4: Gross Mismanagement Led to the Misuse of State Resources and Multiple Violations of State Laws (Release Date: August 2019)

Case Number I2017-0840

Recommendation #5 To: Food and Agriculture, Department of


Take appropriate disciplinary action against the CEO, the maintenance supervisor, and all other permanent and temporary employees who engaged in the improper governmental activities that we identified.

Agency Response From October 2019

In August 2019, CDFA reported that it would consult with the CEO and the board on the matter. In September 2019, it clarified that it would work with the board specifically on potential disciplinary action against the CEO. In October 2019, it stated that its human resources department had reviewed our report and was waiting on additional information from the association before it makes a recommendation regarding disciplinary action. It did not provide an anticipated completion date for this recommendation.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending

All Recommendations in I2019-4