Cal State San Marcos is committed to transparency, fiscal stewardship and the public trust. Together, we are deeply committed to and passionate about our institutional mission and the students who inspire us. This website will serve as a repository of communications and information related to matters of fiscal stewardship.
CSUSM strives for the highest standards of fiscal stewardship and continuous improvement for its internal controls and policies. Every day, dedicated staff and faculty work to ensure that all funds entrusted to the university are used ethically, prudently and for their designated purpose.
We affirm that active oversight and monitoring of processes for preventing and detecting fraud and errors in program administration are vital to public confidence and the appropriate and efficient use of public resources. Now and moving forward, we continue to define opportunities for improving internal controls, ensuring the quality and effectiveness of financial processes, and promoting ethics and values throughout the organization.
With funding from the Chancellor’s Office, CSUSM engaged an independent accounting and auditing firm in spring 2021 to review fiscal stewardship related progress.The firm indicated that “the policies, procedures and control expectations established in the four in-scope areas are appropriate and consistent with best practices.
CSU Audit and Advisory Services Report Following a 2019 complaint alleging excessive spending and the misuse of public funds, President Neufeldt requested an independent investigation from the CSU.
CSUSM Internal Review Report In early 2020, CSUSM completed an internal comprehensive review of all travel expenditures, including travel funded by both the state and the CSUSM Corporation.
Travel Website Learn more about CSUSM and CSU travel guidelines and polices.
Shine a Light on Misconduct If something seems unlawful, against policy, or just not quite right, please bring attention to it.
Share Your Feedback Please let us know if you have ideas, suggestions or know of ways to better enhance CSUSM’s value of fiscal stewardship.
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