Report 2007-102.1 Recommendation 2 Responses

Report 2007-102.1: California State University: It Needs to Strengthen Its Oversight and Establish Stricter Policies for Compensating Current and Former Employees (Release Date: November 2007)

Recommendation #2 To: University, California State

The board should consider total compensation received by comparable institutions, rather than just cash compensation, when deciding on future salary increases for executives, faculty, and other employees. The university should work with interested parties, such as the commission and the legislative analyst, to develop a methodology for comparing itself to other institutions that considers total compensation. If the university believes it needs a statutory change to facilitate its efforts, it should seek it.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From January 2012

The CSU contracted Mercer Consulting to survey comparable institutions to obtain total compensation data to determine pay/salary increases. (See 2011-041, p. 32)

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2007-102.1

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.