Report 2014-121 Recommendation 4 Responses

Report 2014-121: University of California, Davis: It Has Not Identified Future Financing for the Strawberry Breeding Program nor Collected All Available Revenues (Release Date: June 2015)

Recommendation #4 To: University of California, Davis

UC Davis should collect all late fees that its licensees owe.

1-Year Agency Response

UC Davis Innovation Access performed an analysis of the appropriateness of late fees, the process for determining whether to assess late fees, and the process by which late fees might be assessed as associated with payments from UC Davis strawberry program licensees. The analysis is based on the following considerations: (1) background; (2) process for determining late fee collection; and (3) implementation of late fees. Based on an on-balance assessment of the considerations listed above, the assessment of late fees may be appropriate in certain circumstances.

The full analysis is provided for your information.

  • Completion Date: June 2016
  • Response Date: June 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Will Not Implement

UC Davis provided a copy of its analysis of the appropriateness of late fees, which outlines its procedures for waiving late fees. However, we stand by our recommendation that UC Davis should collect all late fees that its licensees are contractually obligated to pay, as this funding could be used to support the strawberry program.


6-Month Agency Response

Progress to date for this recommendation is in the form of focused (ongoing) discussion at InnovationAccess in furtherance of the corresponding UC Davis Action (as set forth in our May 22, 2015 letter). We anticipate the process will be completed by June 30, 2016. Over the next several weeks we will continue to take steps toward such completion.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 6/30/2016
  • Response Date: December 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Pending


60-Day Agency Response

Progress to date for this recommendation is in the form of focused (ongoing) discussion at InnovationAccess in furtherance of the corresponding UC Davis Action (as set forth in our May 22, 2015 letter). We anticipate the process will be completed by June 30, 2016. Over the next several months we will continue to take steps toward such completion.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 06/30/2016
  • Response Date: September 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending


All Recommendations in 2014-121

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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