Report 2016-130 Recommendation 40 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 #40 To: University of California

To ensure that its spending aligns with the needs of its stakeholders, including campuses and students, by April 2020 the Office of the President should publicly publish its progress in meeting systemwide initiative and administrative cost targets.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From November 2019

The CSA assessed related Recommendations #18, #19, #28, and #29 as fully implemented. The results of the progress in meeting systemwide initiative and administrative cost targets have been published publicly in the presentations to the Regents of the FY17-18, FY18-19, and FY19-20 UCOP budgets. The most recent budget was approved at the July 2019 Regents meeting.

  • Completion Date: July 2019

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

We are assessing this recommendation as fully implemented. The Office of the President presented its review of systemwide programs and presidential initiatives to the Regents in March 2018. As part of this review, the Office of the President developed a comprehensive list of systemwide programs and presidential initiatives. The review identified 31 Office of the President affiliated systemwide programs, one systemwide initiative, and nine presidential initiatives and included cost targets as part of its fiscal year 2018-19 budget presentation. The Regents approved the Office of the President's fiscal year 2019-20 budget in July 2019, which included its progress in meeting the established cost targets from the prior budget. According to the Office of the President, it plans to review systemwide programs and presidential initiatives as part of its annual budget process to identify any funds that it anticipates reallocating to campuses.


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 systemwide initiative and administrative cost 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 systemwide initiative and administrative cost recommendations due April 2019 and April 2020.


6-Month Agency Response

Implementation of this recommendation will be dependent on actions taken in response to the April 2018 and 2019 recommendations.

Upon completion of this requirement, UCOP will identify the best, most appropriate way(s) to publish reports regarding systemwide and presidential initiatives, to further transparency of these efforts.

  • 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 systemwide initiative and administrative cost 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.

Upon completion of this requirement, UCOP will identify the appropriate and best way to publish reports regarding systemwide and Presidential initiatives to ensure transparency of these efforts.

  • 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 systemwide initiative and administrative cost recommendations due April 2018 and April 2019.


All Recommendations in 2016-130

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.