Report 2016-125.1 Recommendation 4 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 #4 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 revise contracting policies to address situations in which university locations are contemplating entering into services contracts instead of hiring university employees to perform an activity. In these situations, the Office of the President should require university locations to perform an analysis that is similar to the one it requires when current university employees are displaced.

60-Day Agency Response

To achieve the objective of this recommendation UC Procurement will:

-Review contracting policy (BUS-43) and update as appropriate

-Provide training and/or job aids to ensure campus and local procurement leaders are aware of the displacement guidelines and practices so that they can confirm compliance with these guidelines and practices as part of the contracting process.

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

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


All Recommendations in 2016-125.1

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.