California Audits CSU compensation practices. (Nov. 2007)
Bureau of State Audits presented its audit report concerning the California State University’s (university) compensation practices.
“Average executive compensation increased by 25.1 percent over this time period, with salary increases contributing the most to the growth. Average compensation for Management Personnel Plan employees (management personnel), such as managers and professional technical staff, increased by 10.4 percent. In contrast, average compensation for tenure-track faculty and other faculty increased by 5.6 percent, and 6.2 percent, respectively.”
“The chancellor’s office establishes systemwide compensation policies but does not have a system in place that allows it to adequately monitor adherence to those policies and to measure their impact on university finances. Specifically, the chancellor’s office does not maintain systemwide compensation data by type and funding source, either by individual or in total. The lack of this data impairs the ability of the chancellor’s office to provide effective oversight of the university’s compensation programs.” (page 18). “Some management personnel received questionable compensation after they were no longer providing services to the university or while they were transitioning to faculty positions. ” (cover letter).