Report 2007-102.2 Recommendation 1 Responses

Report 2007-102.2: California State University: It Is Inconsistent in Considering Diversity When Hiring Professors, Management Personnel, Presidents, and System Executives (Release Date: December 2007)

Recommendation #1 To: University, California State

To ensure that campuses employ consistent search processes and develop appropriate policies, the university should issue systemwide guidance on the hiring process for management personnel. In developing this guidance, the university should direct campuses to develop hiring policies for management personnel that address key steps to establish consistency among searches and to ensure that searches are conducted in a fair and equitable manner.

Agency Response*

The Recruitment and Hiring Guidelines for MPP and Staff (Non-Represented and Represented) Positions (Attachment A - Report 2007.102.2, Recommendation #1) was implemented in August 2013. The technical letter directed campuses to develop hiring policies for management personnel that addressed key steps (pre-recruitment process, recruitment process, screening process, interviewing process, and selection and offer of employment process) to establish consistency among searches and to ensure that searches are conducted in a fair and equitable manner. Recommendations for each of the keys steps were provided to assist the campuses in developing their hiring policies. An example of an interview rating sheet is also included in the technical letter.

  • Response Type†: Annual Follow Up
  • Completion Date: August 2013
  • Response Date: October 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented


Agency Response*

A webcast training which reviewed hiring policies for management personnel was developed and made available to campuses in July 2010. Titled “Faculty and Administrative Searches in the CSU,” this on-demand web-based training is available at http://centralstationu.calstate.edu/howthingswork/. Recruitment and Hiring Guidelines for Staff and MPP positions (Attachment A) have also been developed and have been vetted with constituents for review and input. Review and input took longer than expected due to competing priorities. These guidelines will be implemented January 2013.

  • Response Type†: Annual Follow Up
  • Estimated Completion Date: January 2013
  • Response Date: September 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Not Fully Implemented


All Recommendations in 2007-102.2

†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.


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