Report 2014-122 Recommendation 14 Responses

Report 2014-122: Ross Valley Sanitary District: The Board and Management Have Only Recently Begun to Address Significant Weaknesses in the District's Financial and Administrative Functions (Release Date: April 2015)

Recommendation #14 To: Ross Valley Sanitary District

To ensure that employee compensation remains appropriate after making the changes described in the previous recommendation, the board should develop robust policies that outline how it will establish future compensation for all district positions. This policy should require the district to conduct a salary survey of comparable sanitation agencies to determine what compensation levels are appropriate for the job duties of district positions and to present the results to the board.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From April 2017

Complete. The Board of Directors and the AFSCME Union have agreed to a final draft of the District's "Compensation Policy." A formal vote by the Board to accept the Policy is scheduled for April 19, 2017.

  • Completion Date: April 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Fully Implemented

We reviewed the district's new compensation policy and found that it addresses our recommendation.


1-Year Agency Response

The objective of this recommendation has been met through the Board action on the labor agreement and the related terms and conditions of employment for unrepresented staff. Putting the Board direction into policy will now move forward, with drafting of a new Compensation Policy outlining the goals, objectives, and methodology used to establish RVSD compensation levels for all positions. This will be adopted by December FY 2016-17.

  • Estimated Completion Date: FY 2016-17
  • Response Date: April 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Pending


6-Month Agency Response

The Board will develop and adopt a Compensation Policy, outlining the goals, objectives, and methodology used to establish RVSD compensation levels for all positions. This will be adopted by December FY 2015-16.

  • Estimated Completion Date: December 2015
  • Response Date: October 2015

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


60-Day Agency Response

The Board will develop and adopt a Compensation Policy, outlining the goals, objectives, and methodology used to establish RVSD compensation levels for all positions. This will be adopted by December FY 2015-16.

  • Estimated Completion Date: December 2015
  • Response Date: June 2015

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


All Recommendations in 2014-122

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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