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.
An agreement was developed between the College of Continuing and Professional Education and CSULB Research Foundation.
Supporting Documentation: Attachment C
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.
A draft agreement was developed by the College of Continuing and Professional Education and is now being reviewed by the CSU Long Beach management.
The CCPE is working with the Research Foundation to develop this agreement.
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