Report 2015-047 Recommendation 8 Responses
Report 2015-047: The State Bar of California: Its Lack of Transparency Has Undermined Its Communications With Decision Makers and Stakeholders (Release Date: May 2016)
Recommendation #8 To: Bar of California, State
To increase the transparency and comparability of its financial information, the State Bar should disclose the reasons for any significant changes to program costs.
1-Year Agency Response
See State Bar's 2017 budget submission which reflects implementation of this recommendation.
- Completion Date: March 2017
- Response Date: May 2017
California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented
6-Month Agency Response
see 60-day response
- Estimated Completion Date: 1/31/17
- Response Date: November 2016
California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Partially Implemented
60-Day Agency Response
Explanations regarding significant changes to program costs are included in the 2015 audited financial statement. Staff also updated the General Accounting Policies to include this required procedure for future financial reporting practices. The State Bar's 2017 budget submission will reflect full implementation of these new disclosure practices.
- Estimated Completion Date: 1/31/2017
- Response Date: July 2016
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending
The State Bar plans to submit supporting documentation at its 6 month response.
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.