Report 2016-122 Recommendation 13 Responses

Report 2016-122: California State University: Stronger Oversight Is Needed for Hiring and Compensating Management Personnel and for Monitoring Campus Budgets (Release Date: April 2017)

Recommendation #13 To: University, California State

Within six months, the Chancellor's Office should begin monitoring campuses to ensure that they are complying with the faculty bargaining unit requirements for disclosing outside employment.

6-Month Agency Response

Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), full-time faculty are required to report outside employment only under certain conditions. Because campuses are typically unaware of a faculty member's outside employment unless it is formally communicated to the campus, neither the campuses nor the Chancellor's Office has a reasonable way to audit whether faculty are complying with the CBA requirements for disclosing outside employment. However, the Chancellor's Office will send an annual email to the campuses instructing them to ensure that they are notifying full-time faculty, at least once each academic year, of the CBA requirements for disclosing outside employment. The first annual notification was sent on October 9, 2017.

  • Completion Date: October 2017
  • Response Date: October 2017

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


60-Day Agency Response

The Chancellor's Office is working on a training program designed to ensure that campus faculty follow outside employment reporting requirements. We are also in the process of developing a methodology to ensure appropriate monitoring by the Chancellor's Office is in place.

  • Estimated Completion Date: October 2017
  • Response Date: June 2017

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


All Recommendations in 2016-122

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.