Report 2016-130 - UC Office of the President: Status of Actions Taken
Auditees must provide the State Auditor with information regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year. Additionally, Senate Bill 1452 (Chapter 452, Statutes of 2006), requires auditees who have not implemented recommendations after one year, to report to us and to the Legislature why they have not implemented them or to state when they intend to implement them.
Because the Governor of California has directed the University of California Office of the President (UCOP) to meet specific criteria—related to recommendations we made—in order to receive certain funding from the State, we are providing information at-a-glance about UCOP's progress in implementing those recommendations. Outlined below are the 33 recommendations which we made to UCOP in our report, The University of California Office of the President: It Failed to Disclose Tens of Millions in Surplus Funds, and Its Budget Practices Are Misleading (Report 2016-130: April 2017).
Based on our review of the Office of the President's 6-month response, we have concluded that 30 of the 33 recommendations we made are still pending implementation. We have concerns regarding the Office of the President's implementation of our budget, salary, employee benefit policy, and systemwide initiative recommendations. For example, we are concerned that the Office of the President has not received the regents' approval for $12 million dollars in additional spending. The Office of the President is required to demonstrate a good faith effort in implementing our recommendations by May 1, 2018 to receive $50 million in state funding. However, much work must be done to fully implement all of our recommendations that are due by April 2018.
Changes Due April 2018
|Document and review the restrictions and commitments on its funds.||✓|
|Develop a reserve policy.||✓|
|Implement our recommended budget presentation.||✓|
|Reconvene campus budget committee and establish an agreed-upon charter.||✓|
|Realign Staffing Costs|
|Develop a method for weighing comparable public and private sector pay data.||✓|
|Determine how to restructure salary ranges.||✓|
|Change employee benefit policies.||✓|
|Develop a strategic direction for its workforce plan.||✓|
|Evaluate Systemwide Initiatives|
|Develop clear definitions of systemwide initiatives and administration.||✓|
|Develop a comprehensive list of systemwide and presidential initiatives.||✓|
Changes Due April 2019
Changes Due April 2020
To access all recommendations, responses, and our assessment: