Report 2015-107 Recommendation 10 Responses

Report 2015-107: The University of California: Its Admissions and Financial Decisions Have Disadvantaged California Resident Students (Release Date: March 2016)

Recommendation #10 To: University of California

To improve the transparency and timeliness of its annual compensation report, the university should streamline the process it uses to prepare the report so it can be issued by April of each year.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From November 2017

As previously communicated, the University will target release of this report and all other compensation information and disclosures no later than July of each year, consistent with reporting practices for state agencies. UC's IT group and others are working to identify ways in which to automate these efforts, extracting information from payroll and other databases. If these efforts prove successful, then the report could be produced more expeditiously.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Will Not Implement


1-Year Agency Response

As previously communicated, the University will target release of this report and all other compensation information and disclosures no later than July of each year, consistent with reporting practices for all state agencies. UC's IT group and others are working to identify ways in which to automate these efforts, extracting information from payroll and other databases. If these efforts prove successful, then the report could be produced more expeditiously.

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  • Response Date: March 2017

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

Although the university indicates that it is working to identify ways in which it could automate efforts related to its annual compensation report, it has not set a target of issuing the report by April of each year. Therefore, the recommendation status remains as will not implement.


6-Month Agency Response

As previously communicated, the University will target release of this report and all other compensation information and disclosures no later than July of each year, consistent with reporting practices for all state agencies. We are in the process of reviewing this report to be much more of an automated payroll/system generated report, and not the manual data collection effort as it is today, which should make it easier to comply with this requirement in future years.

  • Response Date: August 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Will Not Implement

As we noted in the 60-day public assessment, the university indicates that it will issue its annual compensation report no later than July of each year, which is currently the required date under the Regents' bylaws. Therefore, the university does not plan to implement this recommendation. However, to improve the transparency and timeliness of the university's executive compensation practices, which are substantially different from those of state agencies, our recommendation is that it issue the annual compensation report by April of each year.


60-Day Agency Response

As previously communicated, the University will target release of this report and all other compensation information and disclosures no later than July of each year, consistent with reporting practices for all state agencies. We are in the process of reviewing this report to be much more of an automated payroll/system generated report, and not the manual data collection effort as it is today, which should make it easier to comply with this requirement in future years.

  • Estimated Completion Date: July 2016
  • Response Date: May 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Will Not Implement

The university indicates that it will issue its annual compensation report no later than July of each year, which is currently the required date under the Regents' bylaws. Therefore, the university does not plan to implement this recommendation. However, to improve the transparency and timeliness of the university's executive compensation practices, which are substantially different from those of state agencies, our recommendation is that it issue the annual compensation report by April of each year.


All Recommendations in 2015-107

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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