Report 2015-047 Recommendation 11 Responses

Report 2015-047: The State Bar of California: Its Lack of Transparency Has Undermined Its Communications With Decision Makers and Stakeholders (Release Date: May 2016)

Recommendation #11 To: Bar of California, State

To ensure it informs stakeholders of conditions that may affect its policy and programmatic decisions, the State Bar should document the assumptions and methodology underlying its budget estimates.

1-Year Agency Response

See State Bar's 2017 budget submission which reflects implementation of this recommendation.

  • Completion Date: March 2017
  • Response Date: May 2017

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

6-Month Agency Response

Due to budget uncertainties, the proposed 2017 budget submitted to the legislature on November 15, 2016, largely reflected the adopted 2016 budget. The Bar's January 2017 final budget submission will reflect assumptions and methodology.

  • Estimated Completion Date: February 1, 2017
  • Response Date: November 2016

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

60-Day Agency Response

Budget assumptions and methodology for deriving same will be fully documented in the Bar's 2017 recommendations.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 1/31/2017
  • Response Date: July 2016

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

We will review implementation in 2017.

All Recommendations in 2015-047

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.