Report 2013-045 Recommendation 13 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 #13 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 continue its efforts to streamline its announced inspection process in order to reduce redundancies and increase efficiency.

1-Year Agency Response

The Bureau has included a copy of the Compliance Inspection Procedures #2013-0070 as Attachment #12. The amended procedures indicate a process that currently completes announced compliance inspections in 58 days, a reduction from 291 days.

  • Completion Date: March 2015
  • Response Date: March 2015

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

The bureau revised its procedures for the compliance inspection process and provided some examples of compliance inspection workbooks. Thus, we are marking this recommendation as fully implemented. However, the bureau did not substantiate its claim that the new process consistently completes announced compliance inspections in 58 days. We are hopeful that the bureau's new process results in a tangible reduction in the time it takes to process inspections.


6-Month Agency Response

The Bureau implemented new procedures in February, 2014 for a streamlined compliance inspection process. However, the process will be reviewed with the process analysis that is currently being conducted by CPS. This is the responsibility of the Bureau Chief.

  • Estimated Completion Date: March 2015
  • Response Date: September 2014

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


60-Day Agency Response

The Bureau implemented new procedures in February, 2014 for a streamlines compliance inspection process. However, the process will be reviewed with the process analysis that is currently being conducted by CPS. This is the responsibility of the Bureau Chief.

  • Estimated Completion Date: October 2014
  • Response Date: May 2014

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


All Recommendations in 2013-045

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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