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.

Agency Response*

The Bureau is attaching a copy of the spreadsheet indicating the dates for announced and unannounced compliance inspections. This spreadsheet is confidential.

  • Response Type†: Annual Follow Up
  • Completion Date: November 2014
  • Response Date: September 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

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).

  • Response Type†: 1-Year
  • Completion Date: September 2014
  • Response Date: March 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of 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

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)

  • Response Type†: 6-Month
  • Estimated Completion Date: March 2015
  • Response Date: September 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending

Agency Response*

The Bureau is finalizing this schedule. This is the responsibility of the Bureau Chief.

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Estimated Completion Date: June 2014
  • Response Date: May 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending

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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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