Report 2017-032 Recommendation 35 Responses

Report 2017-032: Clery Act Requirements and Crime Reporting: Compliance Continues to Challenge California's Colleges and Universities (Release Date: May 2018)

Recommendation #35 To: Bakersfield College

To ensure it properly informs students and employees, Bakersfield should notify its students and employees and update the U.S. DOE about the corrected Clery Act statistics as soon as possible.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From November 2019

Bakersfield College corrected its Clery crime statistics to align with U.S. DOE statistics and notified its staff and students on December 14, 2018 (See attached email announcing the chances).

  • Completion Date: January 2019

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

Although Bakersfield notified its students, employees, and the U.S. DOE regarding discrepancies that we previously identified between its annual security report and the U.S. DOE statistics, we identified an additional discrepancy between Bakersfield's 2019 annual security report and the U.S. DOE's statistics available as of November 2019. Bakersfield will need to notify its students, employees, and the U.S. DOE of this additional discrepancy.

  • Auditee did not address all aspects of the recommendation

1-Year Agency Response

The college has taken steps to notify our students and the DOE of our updated crime statistics; however, we are still resolving discrepancies among our 2018 ASR and DOE statistics. We plan to have these discrepancies resolved by December 2019.

  • Estimated Completion Date: Unknwon
  • Response Date: May 2019

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Pending

Although Bakersfield eventually made the appropriate notifications for its corrected 2017 statistics, it subsequently identified some inaccuracies in its 2018 statistics. Therefore, Bakersfield will need to notify students, employees, and the U.S. DOE of those corrected statistics after it addresses the discrepancies.


6-Month Agency Response

The College updated the U.S. DOE Clery statistics on Thursday December 13, 2018 and notified its students and employees that changes had been made.

  • Completion Date: December 2018
  • Response Date: December 2018

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Partially Implemented

Bakersfield provided us with the email notification that it sent to its students and employees about the corrected Clery Act statistics, but it did not provide evidence of updating the U.S. DOE.

  • Auditee did not substantiate its claim of full implementation

60-Day Agency Response

The College shall update the U.S. DOE Clery statistics once the portal opens in October 2018 and notify its students and employees within the annual notification upon completion

  • Estimated Completion Date: August 31, 2018
  • Response Date: July 2018

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending


All Recommendations in 2017-032

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.