Business Meeting

Aug 27
Business Meeting
at approximately 12:30 p.m, Legislative Counsel Conference Room, Lower Level, 925 L Street, Sacramento, CA
Business Meeting
  • Agenda


    Business Meeting
    Thursday, August 27, 2015
    Legislative Counsel Conference Room
    925 L Street, Lower Level
    Sacramento, CA 

    The Commission will consider agenda items I-V at approximately 12:30 p.m. The precise time will vary depending upon the testimony of witnesses and will be determined at the discretion of the chair. Members of the public will have an opportunity to make comments about Commission agenda items during the meeting.

    1. Business Meeting Minutes from June 25, 2015
    2. Project Selection
    3. Implementation
    4. Reports from California State Auditor’s Office
    5. Salton Sea Letter 
    • Public Comment
  • Public Notice


    August 14, 2015

    For Additional Information Contact:
    Carole D’Elia, Executive Director
    (916) 445-2125

    Notice of Meeting

    On Thursday, August 27, 2015, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a public hearing on mandatory overtime for nurses and psychiatric technicians who work in state prisons, state hospitals and developmental centers, as well as nurses who work in California veterans homes. The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. in Room 437 of the State Capitol in Sacramento.

    As part of this review, the Commission will examine options for better balancing staffing needs and managing costs in state facilities and other opportunities to improve patient care and working conditions.

    At this hearing the Commission will hear from the unions that represent the nurses and psychiatric technicians, as well as nurses and psychiatric technicians who work in state facilities. These employees and their union representatives will describe the challenges they face and safety issues that arise when they work mandatory overtime shifts. The Commission also will hear from a panel of representatives from California Correctional Health Care Services, the receiver appointed by the courts in the longstanding lawsuit over prison medical treatment, and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Another panel will include representatives from the Department of State Hospitals, the Department of Developmental Services and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Each department leader will describe the scheduling and resource challenges that have led to mandatory overtime being used as a general staffing tool. They also will present opportunities for operational improvements that could maintain patient care and patient and staff safety while reducing the need for mandatory overtime.

    There will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of the hearing. The Commission also encourages written comments.

    Immediately following the hearing, the Commission will hold a business meeting in the legislative counsel conference room located on the lower level of 925 L Street in Sacramento.

    All public notices for meetings are on the Commission’s website, If you need reasonable accommodation due to a disability, please contact Commission Executive Director Carole D’Elia at (916) 445-2125 or by Thursday, August 20, 2015.