Report 2016-130 Recommendation 27 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 #27 To: University of California

To ensure that its staffing costs align with the needs of campuses and other stakeholders, by April 2019 the Office of the President should implement phase two of CalHR's best-practice workforce planning model by determining its current and future staffing and competency gaps. As part of this phase, the Office of the President should consider the input of stakeholders, including campuses and students, regarding which elements of its organization are of critical importance and which elements it could eliminate or downsize.

1-Year Agency Response

The Office of the President has initiated efforts to implement this recommendation and will provide a status update on its progress at the next reporting milestone.

  • 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 completion of CalHR's best-practice workforce planning model due 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 completion of CalHR's best-practice workforce planning model due April 2019.


60-Day Agency Response

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

From the beginning of implementation, UCOP is proactively seeking and considering the input of stakeholders. The work group for this recommendation includes staff members from compensation, talent acquisition, HR Generalists, the program management office, key units within OP and representatives from campuses/medical centers. Meetings are being scheduled bi-weekly. The analysis that is currently in progress will create the structure and process that OP will use moving forward.

  • 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 completion of CalHR's best-practice workforce planning model due April 2019.


All Recommendations in 2016-130

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.