Report 2016-125.1 Recommendation 3 Responses

Report 2016-125.1: The University of California Office of the President: It Has Not Adequately Ensured Compliance With Its Employee Displacement and Services Contract Policies (Release Date: August 2017)

Recommendation #3 To: University of California

To ensure that university locations adequately justify the necessity of contracts that will displace university employees, the Office of the President should actively enforce compliance with the displacement guidelines by monitoring university locations for compliance, providing regular training on the displacement guidelines to university locations, and amending the displacement guidelines to state that the Office of the President's human resources department has the authority to approve or reject displacement decisions.

60-Day Agency Response

Systemwide HR is revising the existing displacement guidelines and creating a template to ensure consistency. It will also be implementing a more thorough HR review which will include a preliminary financial review before the approval process is completed. The revised guidelines and template will be distributed to the campus locations. Systemwide HR will also advise the campus locations to incorporate an overview of the revised displacement guidelines into existing trainings.

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

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

All Recommendations in 2016-125.1

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.