Report 2016-130 Recommendation 11 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 #11 To: University of California

To ensure that its staffing costs align with the needs of campuses and other stakeholders, by April 2018 the Office of the President should determine how to restructure salary ranges to make certain the ranges encourage employee development and ensure pay equity.

6-Month Agency Response

Options and recommendations for including public data and for assigning a weight have been presented to UCOP leadership for review and feedback.

Survey sources are being reviewed for analyzing and updating Market Reference Zones for Senior Management Group positions.

Analysis of UCOP salary ranges is being conducted.

  • Estimated Completion Date: April 2018
  • 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 actions related to restructuring its salary ranges. To date the Office of the President has not provided us with sufficient documentation to allow us to understand the status of this recommendation. However, the concerns we discuss in recommendation 10 also apply to this recommendation.


60-Day Agency Response

A work group of compensation and Human Resource experts from OP and campuses/medical centers has been formed and will be working to address salary range structure as it relates to employee development and assurance of pay equity. A project plan has been finalized. A call with CalHR compensation is scheduled for information collection regarding the State's approach to employee development.

  • Estimated Completion Date: April 2018
  • 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 actions related to restructuring its salary ranges.


All Recommendations in 2016-130

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.