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SB-1022 Public postsecondary education: labor market outcome information.(2013-2014)

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Senate Bill No. 1022
CHAPTER 394

An act to add Section 66014.3 to the Education Code, relating to public postsecondary education.

[ Approved by Governor  September 17, 2014. Filed with Secretary of State  September 17, 2014. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1022, Huff. Public postsecondary education: labor market outcome information.
Existing law establishes the California State University and the University of California as 2 of the segments of public postsecondary education in this state. Instruction is provided to students at the 23 institutions constituting the California State University and the 10 institutions constituting the University of California.
This bill would require the California State University, and request the University of California, to publicly provide labor market outcome information relating to the graduates of their undergraduate programs and authorize the California State University and the University of California to publicly provide labor market outcome information relating to the graduates of their graduate programs. The labor market outcome information to be provided pursuant to the bill would include, but not necessarily be limited to, salary data, and the percentage distribution of graduates, classified by industry. The bill would specify requirements for presentation of this data, including the use of easily understood labor market measures, aggregation of the data to the systemwide level and by particular areas of study, timeframes after graduation for the presentation of the data in each labor market outcome category, and adherence to pertinent state and federal privacy laws. The bill would also express the intent of the Legislature that the California State University publicly provide prematriculation labor market data for graduates at the point in time 6 years before they received their degrees.
The bill would require that this information be made publicly available through publication on the Internet Web sites of the respective segments, and updated no later than June 1 of each year.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 (a) It is the intent of the Legislature that the impact of public postsecondary education on the employment and earnings of students be made publicly available, to the extent possible, to students and families consistently across the segments of public postsecondary education.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that, in addition to the requirements specified in Section 66014.3 of the Education Code, the California State University publicly provide prematriculation labor market data for graduates at the point in time six years before they received their degrees.

SEC. 2.

 Section 66014.3 is added to the Education Code, to read:

66014.3.
 (a) The California State University shall, and the University of California is requested to, publicly provide labor market outcome information relating to the graduates of their undergraduate programs. The California State University and the University of California may publicly provide labor market outcome information relating to the graduates of their graduate programs. This information shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, salary data, and the percentage distribution of graduates, classified by industry.
(b) The information required by this section shall be provided using data including, but not necessarily limited to, information provided by the Employment Development Department pursuant to Section 1095 of the Unemployment Insurance Code and the segments’ own databases. The information shall be presented in accordance with all of the following requirements:
(1) The data shall be presented in terms of easily understood labor market measures, such as median annual wage.
(2) The data shall be aggregated to the systemwide level and by particular areas of study.
(3) Labor market outcome data for each category shall, at a minimum, provide data relating to graduates one or two years, and five years, after their graduation. The Legislature encourages the California State University and the University of California to additionally provide labor market outcome data for periods longer than five years after graduation.
(4) In the collection and publication of data pursuant to this section, the segments shall adhere to all pertinent state and federal privacy laws.
(c) The information required by this section shall be made publicly available through publication on the Internet Web sites of the respective segments, and shall be updated no later than June 1 of each year.