Report 2011-113 Recommendation 3 Responses

Report 2011-113: Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System: Increased Transparency and Stronger Controls Are Necessary as It Focuses on Improving Its Financial Situation (Release Date: March 2012)

Recommendation #3 To: Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System

To provide members of the public with opportunities to meaningfully participate in board meetings regarding executive compensation matters, and to hold the board accountable for its decisions on these matters, the Health Care System should discuss executive compensation matters only in open sessions of board meetings, except in the limited circumstances that allow for discussion in closed sessions.

Agency Response*

The Health Care System's executive compensation policy specifies that the CEO's compensation, including benefits, the CEO's employment agreement, and salary scales and benefits for executive positions other than the CEO shall be approved by the board in open session, and discussion of these compensation matters may occur in closed session only in the limited circumstances specified in law. The Health Care System's board agendas and minutes for May through August 2012 indicate the board is adhering to its executive compensation policy. (See 2013-406, p. 82)

  • Response Type†: 6-Month
  • Response Date: September 2012

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented


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†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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