Report 2013-124 Recommendation 6 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 #6 To: Chico, California State University

To help ensure that university faculty and staff do not mishandle student reports of incidents, all faculty and staff should receive training annually, consistent with their role, on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence.

1-Year Agency Response

CSU Chico has developed training for all staff and faculty to ensure that employees can properly handle reports or incidents of sexual violence or harassment. The training has been rolled out to Management and other non-represented employees. The CSU has also secured the agreement from each of the bargaining units related to the training component, and roll out to these members is expected to continue through June and July.

  • Estimated Completion Date: July 2015
  • Response Date: June 2015

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

The university provided evidence of the training that was rolled out in July. Therefore, this recommendation is marked as fully implemented.


6-Month Agency Response

CSU Chico, working through the Chancellor's Office, has developed annual training for all staff and faculty. It is envisioned that the training rollout will begin in 2015 to select groups of employees and to all employees upon completion of our meet and confer obligations with the respective unions.

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

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


60-Day Agency Response

CSU Chico continues to work with the Chancellor's Office to develop annual training for all staff and faculty, however implementation is subject to meet and confer obligations with the respective unions.

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

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


All Recommendations in 2013-124

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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