DCA Pro Rata Study – July 2015

Senate Bill 1243 (Hill, Chapter 395, Statutes of 2014) required the Department of Consumer Affairs (Department) to provide a one-time study of its process for distributing administrative costs (pro rata) among its 39 boards, bureaus, committees, commission and program (boards). The purpose of the study was to:

  • Determine if the current methodology is the most productive and cost efficient manner for the Department and the boards;
  • Consider whether some services provided by the Department should be outsourced or charged based on usage; and,
  • Consider whether boards should be allowed to opt out of paying and receiving certain administrative services.

SB 1243, specifically Business & Professions Code Section 201, also requires DCA to submit a report of the accounting of the pro rata calculation of administrative expenses to the Legislature by July 1, 2015 and annually thereafter.

In December 2014, the Department contracted with CPS HR Consulting (CPS) to conduct a study in accordance with SB 1243.

These documents can be accessed here:

  1. Pro Rata Letter from the DCA Director
  2. Pro Rata Study (conducted by CPS)
  3. Pro Rata Survey of DCA Boards (conducted by CPS)
  4. DCA's Pro Rata Accounting
  5. DCA's Pro Rata Methodology

If you have any questions, regarding this study or the pro rata process, please contact Brian Clifford in the Department's Executive Office at 916-574-8200 or brian.clifford@dca.ca.gov.