To report accurately its collection amounts and to analyze the effectiveness of its collection efforts, the State Bar should track how much it anticipates receiving against how much it actually receives in payments for discipline costs each year.
The State Bar indicated that its consultant reviewed the State Bar's discipline cost formula and methodology for updating the cost formula. In subsequent documentation provided in December 2010, the State Bar provided a copy of its consultant's report recommending that the State Bar increase the discipline cost formula and adjust it annually based on the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Cost Index. The State Bar stated that these recommendations will be presented to the State Bar's Board of Governors for consideration in January 2011. Additionally, the State Bar adjusted its billing system to include due dates on all notices to disciplined members and reported to us that it has adjusted its cost recovery database application to track how much it anticipates receiving against how much it actually receives in payments each year. (2011-406 p. 69)
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.