Report 2016-130 Recommendation 39 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 #39 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 report to the regents on the amount of funds it reallocates to campuses as a result of implementing our recommendations.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From November 2019

As a result of reviewing and completing compensation-related recommendations, including employee benefits, public-sector weighting in SMG and policy-covered positions, and narrowing position ranges, UCOP has reallocated $3.1M in funds to the campuses within the CSA's timeframe. These reallocations have been reported through the annual FY17-18, FY18-19, and FY19-20 UCOP budget presentations and several additional presentations provided to the Regents. Total direct and indirect reallocation activity over the past three years, $166.3M, is being reported in Schedule G of the November Regents item, which has been provided to the CSA.

  • Completion Date: November 2019

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Partially Implemented

Full implementation of this recommendation is pending the Office of the President's implementation of recommendation 23. As we discussed in the assessment of that recommendation, policy choices the Office of the President made negated any savings it would have realized from implementing our recommendation and thus we believe the Office of the President's implementation falls short.

  • Auditee did not substantiate its claim of full implementation

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From April 2019

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 2020

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Pending

The status of this recommendation is pending the Office of the President's implementation of our staffing-related recommendations due April 2020.


1-Year Agency Response

Implementation of this recommendation will be dependent on actions taken in response to the April 2019 recommendations.

  • Estimated Completion Date: April 2020
  • 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 implementation of our staffing-related recommendations 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 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 staffing-related recommendations due 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.

The Regents have established regular reporting schedules related to audit implementation progress and the recommendations made in the report. UCOP will report to the Regents at those times throughout the year and on items recommended by the State Auditor in its report.

  • 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 staffing-related recommendations due April 2018 and April 2019.


All Recommendations in 2016-130

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.