Report 2016-130 Recommendation 34 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 #34 To: University of California

To ensure that its staffing costs align with the needs of campuses and other stakeholders, by April 2020 the Office of the President should adjust its salary levels and ranges to meet its established targets.

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 2020
  • 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 implementation of our salary restructuring recommendations due in April 2018 and April 2019.


60-Day Agency Response

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

A work group has been formed for the two projects related to staff salary ranges (OP and system). The work group members are compensation experts from OP and four campuses/medical centers. Meetings occur weekly. An additional work group has been formed to address the project related to the review of leadership salary ranges (Market Reference Zones), systemwide. The work group members are compensation and Human Resource experts from OP and campuses/medical centers. Meetings occur twice monthly. The information gathered through the in depth analysis that is currently in progress will be used to determine the appropriate salary ranges and targets.

  • Estimated Completion Date: April 2020
  • 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 implementation of our salary restructuring recommendations due in April 2018 and April 2019.


All Recommendations in 2016-130

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.