Report 2016-130 Recommendation 22 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 #22 To: University of California

To determine the amount of money that it can reallocate to campuses and to ensure that it publicly presents comprehensive and accurate budget information, by April 2019 the Office of the President should continue to present a comprehensive budget based on the presentation in Figure 11 to the regents, the Legislature, and the public.

1-Year Agency Response

Consistent with the update provided in recommendation 5, the Office of the President has incorporated CSA's recommended budget format for the FY2018-19 annual budget presentation and is charting a course for continuous improvement beyond this budget year.

  • Estimated Completion Date: April 2019
  • Response Date: April 2018

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Pending

The status of this recommendation is pending the Office of the President's presentation of a comprehensive budget in April 2019.


6-Month Agency Response

Implementation of this recommendation will be dependent on actions taken in response to the April 2018 recommendations.

  • Estimated Completion Date: April 2019
  • Response Date: October 2017

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

The status of this recommendation is pending the Office of the President's adoption of our recommended budget format due April 2018.


60-Day Agency Response

Implementation of this recommendation is dependent on actions taken in response to the April 2018 recommendations.

The budget presentation work group plans to implement improved financial systems to better support on-going development and transparency of the budget presentation, and this requires replacement of the existing budget development system (BDS). Figure 11 will be used, among other best practices guidelines, to establish user requirements for a BDS system.

  • Estimated Completion Date: April 2019
  • Response Date: June 2017

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

The status of this recommendation is pending the Office of the President's adoption of our recommended budget format due April 2018.


All Recommendations in 2016-130

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.