Report 2016-122 Recommendation 3 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 #3 To: University, California State

To improve the oversight of CSU's management personnel, the Chancellor's Office should work with campuses, bargaining unit representatives, the Public Employment Relations Board, and others as necessary to come to an agreement on the appropriate classification of coaches. The Chancellor's Office should take into account the concerns that San Diego State has raised about the labor market for these employees.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2018

The Chancellor's Office is currently finalizing the internal process related to the changes in position classification standards. The proposed changes will then go to the union for review as part of the meet and confer process.

  • Estimated Completion Date: January 2020

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

1-Year Agency Response

The process to determine an appropriate classification for coaches continues and a draft letter regarding position classification and occupational standards was sent to campuses for review in November 2017. The advisory panel is currently reviewing campus feedback.

  • Estimated Completion Date: July 2018
  • Response Date: April 2018

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

6-Month Agency Response

A new advisory panel of subject-matter experts (panel) met in June 2017. Their objective is to create a coaches series classification structure that allows the CSU to successfully recruit and retain employees. In July 2017, the panel reviewed and proposed revisions to the draft standards that were developed previously. The panel met again in August, September, and October 2017 and a final draft is under review. A salary study will be conducted once the standards are finalized. Proposed standards will be discussed with bargaining unit representatives as part of the collective bargaining process.

  • Estimated Completion Date: July 2018
  • Response Date: October 2017

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

60-Day Agency Response

The CSU has initiated discussions with the relevant collective bargaining unit and is making progress to implement changes to accommodate classification and compensation needs for athletic coaches.

  • Estimated Completion Date: July 2018
  • 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.