Report 2017-030 Recommendation 5 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 #5 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 by developing and adopting a formal policy by December 2017 to regularly compare staff compensation and benefits with those of comparable agencies.

6-Month Agency Response

The State Bar will develop and adopt a formal policy requiring a compensation and benefits review to be completed on a regular schedule, likely every five years, no later than January 31, 2018.

  • Estimated Completion Date: January 31, 2018
  • Response Date: December 2017

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

We look forward to the State Bar providing a more complete description of its actions to implement our recommendations, as well as evidence of those actions, at its one-year response in June 2018.


60-Day Agency Response

The State Bar will develop and adopt a formal policy requiring a compensation and benefits review to be completed on a regular schedule, likely every five years, no later than December 31, 2017.

  • Estimated Completion Date: December 31, 207
  • Response Date: August 2017

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


All Recommendations in 2017-030

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.