Report 2015-102 Recommendation 25 Responses

Report 2015-102: Central Basin Municipal Water District: Its Board of Directors Has Failed to Provide the Leadership Necessary for It to Effectively Fulfill Its Responsibilities (Release Date: December 2015)

Recommendation #25 To: Central Basin Municipal Water District

To ensure it is efficiently using its resources, the district should adopt a policy that its general managers will participate in benefits at the same level as district staff and that the board will negotiate the general managers' contracts on the basis of salary and not other benefits, such as retirement.

6-Month Agency Response

On February 26, 2016, the Board formally adopted a hiring and compensation policy for the General Manager. The policy also includes language that ensures that the benefits provided to the General Manager position are consistent with the District's benefits level for staff and that final candidates receive salaries commensurate to their experience and qualifications.

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

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

60-Day Agency Response

Staff is currently in the process of preparing a policy to address the State Audit recommendation. This policy will be presented to the Board of Directors in February 2016 for consideration and adoption.

  • Estimated Completion Date: March 2016
  • Response Date: January 2016

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

All Recommendations in 2015-102

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.