Report 2007-102.1 Recommendations and Responses in 2014-041

Report 2007-102.1: California State University: It Needs to Strengthen Its Oversight and Establish Stricter Policies for Compensating Current and Former Employees

Department Number of Years Reported As Not Fully Implemented Total Recommendations to Department Not Implemented After One Year Not Implemented as of 2013-041 Response Not Implemented as of Most Recent Response
California State University 6 6 6 1 1

Recommendation To: University, California State

To provide effective oversight of its systemwide compensation policies, the university should create a centralized information system structure to catalog university compensation by individual, payment type, and funding source. The university should then use this information to monitor campuses' implementation of systemwide policies and measure the impact of these policies on university finances.


In July 2011, the California State University (CSU) implemented the Common Financial System (CFS). The purpose of this consolidation was to get all campuses (except San Diego) on a single centralized application instance and in doing so one system is used to compute an individual's fund source. Also in July 2011, the Finance Data Warehouse was implemented allowing for a centrally-managed, robust enterprise financial reporting environment. The CSU is also in the development phase of building the Common Human Resources System (CHRS). The goal of CHRS is to consolidate all current individual campus human resources database instances into a single centrally managed Common Management System (CMS) human resource database with separate business units for each campus. The consolidated CHRS environment will provide improved and expanded human resource services and enable the application of standard business processes and standardization of data across the CSU. Furthermore, a Human Resource Data Warehouse is being developed which will allow for system wide reporting which will include the ability to obtain information on individual pay by pay type. Implementation is in its initial phase and the project scope and timeline is being updated.

Current Status of Recommendations

All Recommendations in 2014-041