Report 2012-032 Recommendation 12 Responses

Report 2012-032: California's Postsecondary Educational Institutions: Some Institutions Have Not Fully Complied With Federal Crime Reporting Requirements (Release Date: October 2012)

Recommendation #12 To: University of the Pacific

To ensure that they comply with the Clery Act by correctly reporting all applicable crimes and disclosing all required campus security policies, institutions should thoroughly review the Clery Act crime statistics and security policy disclosures in their annual security reports for accuracy before publication.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2014

The Annual Clery Report is in compliance and all crimes are accurate and applicable crimes and disclosing all required campus security policies, institutions should review and adhere to applicable guidance related to the Clery Act. These can be viewed at the URL listed below.

  • Completion Date: January 2014

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

6-Month Agency Response

In order to prevent a repeat of the software error that led to the inadvertent failure to report one burglary in the 2010 Clery statistics, a review was conducted of the location codes to make sure that every active location code has a site name as well.

Pacific's Annual Campus Safety and Security Report was updated (along with an explanatory caveat) to show the correct number of burglaries in 2010.

Pacific's Clery statistics for 2010 were also updated on the United States Department of Education web site.

  • Completion Date: May 2013
  • Response Date: May 2013

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

The review described by Pacific is not of the crime statistics and disclosures as they appear in their annual security report. Although the review described is a helpful step towards ensuring all applicable crimes and disclosures are included in the report, the response does not specifically address our recommendation.

60-Day Agency Response

Pacific did not provide a response to the state auditor as requested in time to include it in this report. (See 2013-406, p. 105)

  • Response Date: January 2013

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

All Recommendations in 2012-032

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.