Report 2013-045 Recommendation 9 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 #9 To: Private Postsecondary Education, Bureau for
To comply with state law and to ensure that it effectively manages its inspections of institutions, the bureau should establish a schedule that maps out its anticipated announced and unannounced inspection dates for each of the institutions it regulates, and ensure that the schedule is consistent with state law.
Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From September 2015
The Bureau is attaching a copy of the spreadsheet indicating the dates for announced and unannounced compliance inspections. This spreadsheet is confidential.
- Completion Date: November 2014
California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Fully Implemented
1-Year Agency Response
The Bureau has updated the compliance inspection tracking log (Attachment #11) to include anticipated dates of inspections for all institutions. The spreadsheet also takes into account changes made by SB 1247 (Chapter 840, Statutes of 2014).
- Completion Date: September 2014
- Response Date: March 2015
California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Partially Implemented
The bureau provided us a copy of a document it calls a compliance inspection tracking log, but the log the bureau provided to us did not include all of the institutions the bureau regulates, and only includes the anticipated announced and unannounced inspection dates for selected institutions.
- Auditee did not substantiate its claim of full implementation
6-Month Agency Response
The Bureau's current efforts to draft a compliance inspection schedule are on hold pending the passage of Senate Bill 1247. The bill would significantly change the compliance scheduling methodology. For example, the bill would require a compliance inspection every five years instead of two.
(See Attachment #12,p4)
- Estimated Completion Date: March 2015
- Response Date: September 2014
California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Pending
60-Day Agency Response
The Bureau is finalizing this schedule. This is the responsibility of the Bureau Chief.
- Estimated Completion Date: June 2014
- Response Date: May 2014
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.