Report 2015-047 Recommendation 6 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 #6 To: Bar of California, State

To increase the transparency and comparability of its financial information, the State Bar should limit significant changes in its indirect cost reporting.

6-Month Agency Response

Formal Board adoption of a cost allocation methodology was an important foundational step in limiting modification of that methodology and related reporting. At this time, no additional policies in this regard are contemplated.

  • Completion Date: February 2016
  • Response Date: November 2016

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

60-Day Agency Response

In February 2016, the Board adopted an updated Cost Allocation Plan (CAP). This CAP clearly identifies all support cost centers, indirect cost pool and allocation bases which will limit any significant changes in future indirect cost allocation and reporting.

  • Completion Date: February 2016
  • Response Date: July 2016

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

The State Bar plans to submit supporting documentation at its 6 month response.

All Recommendations in 2015-047

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.