Report 2013-124 Recommendation 56 Responses

Report 2013-124: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence: California Universities Must Better Protect Students by Doing More to Prevent, Respond to, and Resolve Incidents (Release Date: June 2014)

Recommendation #56 To: Chico, California State University

All universities should ensure that the differences between an informal or early resolution process and a formal investigation process are clearly explained to ensure that students know what to expect from each process. Further, they should explain that students whose cases are being handled under an informal or early resolution process have the right to move to a formal process at any time.

1-Year Agency Response

CSU, Chico has developed internal tools to assist investigators with consistent documentation in student case files and to ensure that students were fully informed about the complaint process including the differences between the formal and informal complaint processes. This includes an internal checklist for investigators to ensure that all appropriate matters are addressed at the intake interview. Use of these forms has begun.

  • Completion Date: January 2015
  • Response Date: June 2015

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


6-Month Agency Response

CSU, Chico has developed internal tools to assist investigators with consistent documentation in student case files that students were fully informed about the complaint process, including the differences between the formal and informal complaint processes. This includes an internal checklist for investigators to ensure that all appropriate matters are addressed at the intake interview. Use of these forms will begin in January 2015.

  • Estimated Completion Date: January 2015
  • Response Date: December 2014

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


60-Day Agency Response

CSU, Chico is developing internal tools that will assist investigators with consistently documenting in student case files that students were fully informed about the complaint process, including the differences between the formal and informal complaint processes. These will include an internal checklist for investigators, as well as an acknowledgement form to be signed by complainants and respondents.

Development of these resources will be completed this fall, with implementation in early 2015.

  • Estimated Completion Date: January 2015
  • Response Date: August 2014

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


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Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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