Business Meeting

Nov 21
Business Meeting
at approximately 1:00 p.m., 925 L Street, Room 175, Sacramento, CA
Business Meeting
  • Agenda


    Business Meeting
    Thursday, November 21, 2013
    925 L Street, Room 175
    Sacramento, CA

    The Commission will consider agenda Items I-V at approximately 1:00 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 October 14, 2013 and October 24, 2013
    2. Subcommittee Reports/Project Selection
    3. Implementation
    4. Reports from Bureau of State Audits
    5. Update on Executive Director Recruitment
  • Public Notice


    November 7, 2013

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

    Notice of Meeting

    On Thursday, November 21, 2013, the Little Hoover Commission will conduct a public hearing to review the progress of the state’s human resources reorganization. The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Room 437 of the State Capitol in Sacramento.

    The Little Hoover Commission is examining the results of the 2011 Government Reorganization Plan that created the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) and merged personnel-related functions within the department. The Commission seeks to understand the progress toward the reorganization’s stated goals of streamlining the personnel system and improving customer service. It also is interested in learning what opportunities the 2011 reorganization has created for the new Government Operations Agency, and in hearing lessons learned about change management that could be more broadly applied for future state government reorganizations or combinations.

    The Commission will hear from Secretary Marybel Batjer of the California Government Operations Agency about the strategic vision for the state’s human resources and from a former reorganization specialist from the Office of the Governor on the transition process and its broader lessons on change management. The Commission will then hear from the director of CalHR on the formation of the department, its operations and its efforts to meet the goals of the reorganization. Alongside the CalHR director, the Commission will hear from the department’s workforce planning coordinator. A panel comprising different users of state HR services will report to the Commission on their experiences after the reorganization. The perspectives of both employees and departmental human resources professionals will be represented. Lastly, a panel from the State Personnel Board will discuss the effects of the reorganization on the board and any potential reforms needed to better fulfill its mission.

    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 Conference Room 175 on the first floor 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 Acting Executive Director Carole D’Elia at (916) 445-2125 or by Wednesday, November 13, 2013.