Report 2017-032 Recommendation 13 Responses

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

Recommendation #13 To: Humboldt State University

To ensure that it does not overreport or misreport its crime statistics, Humboldt State should develop and begin following procedures by August 2018 to review and adhere to applicable guidance related to the Clery Act, including the OPE handbook, when categorizing the Clery Act crimes it reports.

6-Month Agency Response

We have updated our Collecting, Classifying and Counting Clery Act Crime Data Standard Operating Procedures that codifies our processes and procedures to guarantee that the campus does not overreport or misreport crime statistics. We also added a reference section that includes the OPE handbook.

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

60-Day Agency Response

We will have this fully implemented by 8/1/18. The Clery Director and Clery Coordinator are presently developing the procedures. We plan to present the procedures to the Clery Compliance Team at the scheduled July 19 meeting for their review.

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

All Recommendations in 2017-032

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.