Report 2013-124 Recommendation 6 Responses

Report 2013-124: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence: California Universities Must Better Protect Students by Doing More to Prevent, Respond to, and Resolve Incidents (Release Date: June 2014)

Recommendation #6 To: Chico, California State University

To help ensure that university faculty and staff do not mishandle student reports of incidents, all faculty and staff should receive training annually, consistent with their role, on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Agency Response*

CSU Chico has developed training for all staff and faculty to ensure that employees can properly handle reports or incidents of sexual violence or harassment. The training has been rolled out to Management and other non-represented employees. The CSU has also secured the agreement from each of the bargaining units related to the training component, and roll out to these members is expected to continue through June and July.

  • Response Type†: 1-Year
  • Estimated Completion Date: July 2015
  • Response Date: June 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

The university provided evidence of the training that was rolled out in July. Therefore, this recommendation is marked as fully implemented.


Agency Response*

CSU Chico, working through the Chancellor's Office, has developed annual training for all staff and faculty. It is envisioned that the training rollout will begin in 2015 to select groups of employees and to all employees upon completion of our meet and confer obligations with the respective unions.

  • Response Type†: 6-Month
  • Estimated Completion Date: June 2015
  • Response Date: December 2014

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


Agency Response*

CSU Chico continues to work with the Chancellor's Office to develop annual training for all staff and faculty, however implementation is subject to meet and confer obligations with the respective unions.

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Estimated Completion Date: June 2015
  • Response Date: August 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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