Report 2013-045 Recommendation Responses

Report 2013-045: Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education: It Has Consistently Failed to Meet Its Responsibility to Protect the Public's Interests (Release Date: March 2014)

Recommendation for Legislative Action

Although we did not make specific recommendations to the Legislature, we provided a variety of options for the Legislature to consider in Chapter 3 of our report. We will provide periodic updates of what, if any, action the Legislature takes to address the State's continuous struggle with regulating private postsecondary education for this recommendation.

Description of Legislative Action

Legislation has not been introduced to address this specific recommendation.

  • Legislative Action Current As-of: November 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: No Action Taken


Description of Legislative Action

Legislation has not been introduced to specifically address this recommendation. However, Senate Bill 1247 (Chapter 840, Statutes of 2014) extends private postsecondary education's existence for two years, and, among other provisions, requires the bureau, beginning July 1, 2015, to: 1) contract with the Office of the Attorney General or other appropriate state agency to establish a process for bureau staff to be trained to investigate complaints filed with the bureau; 2) post specified information on its Internet website; 3) establish a task force to identify standards for specified educational and training programs and provide a report to the Legislature regarding its work; and 4) adopt minimum operating standards for an institution that ensure, among other things, that an institution offering a degree is or plans to become accredited. This statute also requires the bureau to submit to the Legislature, on or before March 15, 2015, a copy of an independent review of its staffing resources needs and requirements.

  • Legislative Action Current As-of: October 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Legislation Introduced


Description of Legislative Action

Legislation has not been introduced to address this recommendation.

  • Legislative Action Current As-of: March 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: No Action Taken


Description of Legislative Action

Legislation has not been introduced to address this specific recommendation

  • Legislative Action Current As-of: February 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: No Action Taken


All Recommendations in 2013-045


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