Report 2013-045 Recommendation 9 Responses

Report 2013-045: Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education: It Has Consistently Failed to Meet Its Responsibility to Protect the Public's Interests (Release Date: March 2014)

Recommendation #9 To: Private Postsecondary Education, Bureau for

To comply with state law and to ensure that it effectively manages its inspections of institutions, the bureau should establish a schedule that maps out its anticipated announced and unannounced inspection dates for each of the institutions it regulates, and ensure that the schedule is consistent with state law.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From September 2015

The Bureau is attaching a copy of the spreadsheet indicating the dates for announced and unannounced compliance inspections. This spreadsheet is confidential.

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

1-Year Agency Response

The Bureau has updated the compliance inspection tracking log (Attachment #11) to include anticipated dates of inspections for all institutions. The spreadsheet also takes into account changes made by SB 1247 (Chapter 840, Statutes of 2014).

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

The bureau provided us a copy of a document it calls a compliance inspection tracking log, but the log the bureau provided to us did not include all of the institutions the bureau regulates, and only includes the anticipated announced and unannounced inspection dates for selected institutions.

6-Month Agency Response

The Bureau's current efforts to draft a compliance inspection schedule are on hold pending the passage of Senate Bill 1247. The bill would significantly change the compliance scheduling methodology. For example, the bill would require a compliance inspection every five years instead of two.

(See Attachment #12,p4)

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

60-Day Agency Response

The Bureau is finalizing this schedule. This is the responsibility of the Bureau Chief.

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

All Recommendations in 2013-045

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.