Report 2013-124 Recommendation 64 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 #64 To: Chico, California State University

To ensure that the universities conduct investigations as promptly as possible, they should regularly evaluate the timeliness of investigations in a systematic manner and ensure that they complete investigations within established timelines.

1-Year Agency Response

CSU Chico has conducted a review of the timeliness of complaints, and identified areas for improvement. To address these concerns, CSU Chico has added three staff members to help conduct Title IX investigations. CSU Chico has also established monthly "case review" meetings with all investigators to ensure timelines are being met.

  • Completion Date: May 2015
  • Response Date: August 2015

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


6-Month Agency Response

CSU, Chico is developing internal case management tools that will assist investigators in adhering to timelines by recording and tracking the date of the initial incident, date a complaint was filed, target dates for status notification, and deadlines for completing the investigation and notification of outcome. An initial review and evaluation of timeliness issues is scheduled to be completed by January 30, 2015. Additionally, CSU Chico is preparing to hire additional investigators to help ensure that investigations are completed promptly and within established timelines.

  • 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 case management tools that will assist investigators in adhering to timelines by recording and tracking the date of the initial incident, date a complaint was filed, target dates for status notification, and deadlines for completing the investigation and notification of outcome. Development and evaluation of these tools will continue through the fall, with implementation targeted for 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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