Report 2015-107 Recommendation 9 Responses

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

Recommendation #9 To: University of California

To ensure that its process for establishing and revising salaries for its top executives is documented, thorough, and consistently applied, the university should implement the five outstanding recommendations from its 2013 internal review report by August 2016.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2018

Based on recent communications with CSA, UCOP understands that the remaining outstanding action required to fully implement this recommendation is to ensure that the Guidelines to apply adjustments to Survey Matches include a soft cap of 5% on the aging factor. These guidelines have now been updated to reflect a soft cap of 5% as an aging factor to be applied to survey data. The update also addresses the need for further analysis if an aging factor of more than 5% is proposed to determine that the survey source is appropriate to be used in refreshing the market data matches, as well as the criteria under which an aging factor of more than 5% might be considered.

  • Completion Date: October 2018

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

We reviewed the documentation provided by UCOP and determined that it addressed the outstanding recommendations from its 2013 internal review report.


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From November 2017

Documentation was finalized on July 20, 2016 and submitted to our internal audit group for their records and to the State Auditor. On November 1, 2017, UC submitted additional information in response to questions received from the State Auditor.

  • Completion Date: August 2016

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

One of the five outstanding recommendations from the university's 2013 internal review has not been fully implemented. Therefore, the status of this recommendation is partially implemented.

  • Auditee did not substantiate its claim of full implementation

1-Year Agency Response

Documentation was finalized on July 20, 2016 and submitted to our internal audit group for their records and to the State Auditor.

  • Completion Date: August 2016
  • Response Date: March 2017

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

One of the five outstanding recommendations has not been fully implemented. Therefore, the status of this recommendation is partially implemented.


6-Month Agency Response

Documentation was finalized on July 20, 2016 and submitted to our internal audit group for their records.

  • Completion Date: August 2016
  • Response Date: August 2016

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

The documentation the university provided did not address two of the recommendations from the internal review. Therefore, the status of this recommendation is partially implemented.


60-Day Agency Response

A draft of this documentation is under review and will be finalized by August 2016.

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

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

This recommendation is pending until the university finalizes the implementation of the five outstanding recommendations from its 2013 internal review report by August 2016.


All Recommendations in 2015-107

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.