Report 2016-130 Recommendation 16 Responses

Report 2016-130: The University of California Office of the President: It Failed to Disclose Tens of Millions in Surplus Funds, and Its Budget Practices Are Misleading (Release Date: April 2017)

Recommendation #16 To: University of California Board of Regents

To ensure that the Office of the President is engaging in a thorough review of its systemwide and administrative costs and implementing our recommendations, the regents should hold a public meeting that includes university stakeholders, including campuses and students, to discuss the purpose, intent, and prioritization of each systemwide and presidential initiative in light of campus funding levels for students. Require the Office of the President to publish the results of this meeting, including any systemwide or presidential initiatives that are eliminated or scaled down and the amount of money that will be reallocated to campuses for students.

6-Month Agency Response

The Regents will review systemwide and presidential initiatives in a public meeting by July 2018. In this meeting, we will discuss the purpose, intent, and prioritization of each systemwide and presidential initiative. The results of the meeting will be published.

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

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

This recommendation is pending the July 2018 public meeting in which the regents will review systemwide and presidential initiatives.


60-Day Agency Response

The Regents will review systemwide and presidential initiatives in a public meeting by July 2018. In this meeting, we will discuss the purpose, intent, and prioritization of each systemwide and presidential initiative. The results of the meeting will be published.

  • Estimated Completion Date: March 2018
  • Response Date: June 2017

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

This recommendation is pending the July 2018 public meeting in which the regents will review systemwide and presidential initiatives.


All Recommendations in 2016-130

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.