Report 2013-124 Recommendation 7 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 #7 To: San Diego, 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*

All faculty, staff and administrators are registered for an online annual Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention training. New employees are registered for the training upon hire. Completion of the training is mandatory and the completion is overseen by the Office of Employee Relations and Compliance. Employees who fail to complete the training in a timely manner are subject to discipline.

  • Response Type†: Annual Follow Up
  • Completion Date: February 2016
  • Response Date: October 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented


Agency Response*

All faculty and staff have been registered for an online Sexual Violence Awareness and Prevention training. Completion of this training is mandatory. Completion by managers and staff is due on October 15, 2015 and completion by faculty (pursuant to an agreement during meet and confer) is due on February 22, 2016. Faculty and staff who fail to complete the training in a timely manner will be subject to discipline.

  • Response Type†: Annual Follow Up
  • Estimated Completion Date: February 2016
  • Response Date: October 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Not Fully Implemented


Agency Response*

Training was provided to approximately 300 faculty and staff in October 2014. The training was offered to all faculty and staff at that time but could not be required until after union discussions. The Chancellor's Office did not know the outcome of those discussions until May 2015. Now that we have agreement from the unions, all faculty and staff will be required to receive the annual training. The campus is in the process of registering all employees for an online Sexual Violence awareness training with a required completion date of October 15, 2015.

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

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


Agency Response*

Faculty and staff training was provided on October 22, 2014. SDSU is working with the Chancellor's Office to bargain mandatory annual training with the unions.

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

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Partially Implemented


Agency Response*

Faculty and staff training is scheduled for October 2014. SDSU is working with the Chancellor's Office to determine appropriate steps for mandating completion of annual training

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Estimated Completion Date: July 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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