Report 2017-030 Recommendation 4 Responses

Report 2017-030: The State Bar of California: It Needs Additional Revisions to Its Expense Policies to Ensure That It Uses Funds Prudently (Release Date: June 2017)

Recommendation #4 To: Bar of California, State

To better align its compensation practices with those of comparable agencies, the State Bar should update and formalize its salaries and benefits policies for executive employees hired on or after January 1, 2018, to require that contributions to post-retirement health care costs are at a rate equivalent to their contributions during employment at the State Bar.

60-Day Agency Response

In April 2017, the Board of Trustees directed changes to the State Bar's post-retirement benefit plan document and Executive Rules to reflect a requirement that executive employees, hired on or after January 1, 2018, would be responsible for a share of post-retirement health care costs at a rate equivalent to their contribution rate while employed.

  • Completion Date: May 2017
  • Response Date: August 2017

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

All Recommendations in 2017-030

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.