Report 2012-113 Recommendation 29 Responses
Report 2012-113: California State University's Extended Education: It Is Unclear Whether Supplanting Occurred, and Campuses Did Not Always Document Their Adherence to Laws, Policies, and Procedures (Release Date: December 2013)
Recommendation #29 To: Long Beach, California State University
To strengthen its oversight of payments made from the CERF trust account, CSU Long Beach should immediately take the following action: enter into a written agreement with the foundation that specifies, among other things, the functions the foundation is to manage, operate, or administer for the College of Continuing and Professional Education and the necessity for the foundation to administer the functions instead of the College of Continuing and Professional Education.
1-Year Agency Response
An agreement was developed between the College of Continuing and Professional Education and CSULB Research Foundation.
Supporting Documentation: Attachment C
- Completion Date: June 2014
- Response Date: December 2014
California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented
We concur that CSU Long Beach substantially implemented this recommendation. CSU Long Beach provided a copy of a June 2014 agreement between the College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) and the Research Foundation (foundation) regarding the foundation paying the salaries and benefits for certain CCPE employees. Although the agreement did not identify the reason why the foundation paid the salaries and benefits rather than the CCPE, we identified the reason on page 63 of our report.
6-Month Agency Response
A draft agreement was developed by the College of Continuing and Professional Education and is now being reviewed by the CSU Long Beach management.
- Estimated Completion Date: December 10, 2014
- Response Date: June 2014
California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Partially Implemented
60-Day Agency Response
The CCPE is working with the Research Foundation to develop this agreement.
- Estimated Completion Date: June 1, 2014
- Response Date: February 2014
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Partially Implemented
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.