Report 2015-107 Recommendation 20 Responses

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

Recommendation #20 To: University of California

To increase its transparency and help ensure that it can justify its spending decisions, the university should make publicly available the amounts of state funding it allocates toward per-student funding, as well as the amounts it or campuses spend for programs that are not directly related to educating students. The university should publicly present the ranges of per-student funding based upon the amount of funding excluded from the formula.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From November 2017

The spreadsheet has been updated to included weighted enrollment at each campus and the corresponding per-student level of funding. The spreadsheet is available at http://www.ucop.edu/operating-budget/_files/bap/2016-17_summary_of_state_general_fund_allocations.pdf

  • Completion Date: October 2017

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


1-Year Agency Response

A detailed depiction of State General Fund allocations is available at http://www.ucop.edu/operating-budget/_files/bap/2016-17_summary_of_state_general_fund_allocations.pdf

  • Completion Date: January 2017
  • Response Date: March 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: No Action Taken

The university's response does not address per student funding beyond noting its re-benching weights, and did not provide any information as to what steps it intends to take or when it will begin to develop an appropriate way to include per student funding information on its budget website.

  • Auditee did not address all aspects of the recommendation

6-Month Agency Response

The University will develop an appropriate way to include per student funding information on its budget website.

  • Estimated Completion Date: January 2017
  • Response Date: August 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: No Action Taken

The university did not provide any information as to what steps it intends to take or when it will begin to develop an appropriate way to include per student funding information on its budget website


60-Day Agency Response

The University will develop an appropriate way to include per student funding information on its budget website.

  • Estimated Completion Date: January 2017
  • Response Date: May 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: No Action Taken

The university did not provide any information as to what steps it intends to take or when it will begin to develop an appropriate way to include per student funding information on its budget website.


All Recommendations in 2015-107

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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