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Fiscal Stewardship Actions

Students at CSUSM

President Neufeldt directed the appropriate staff to make recommendations regarding the prevention of future abuse and the improvement of fiscal stewardship. The recommendations that were endorsed and directed to be implemented include the following actions:

Take appropriate personnel measures in the best interest of CSUSM moving forward  effective immediately

Seek financial restitution as outlined in Executive Order 1104 and refer to the District Attorney for further review – effective immediately

Move oversight of travel department including auxiliaries to Assistant Vice President for Compliance and Operation with dotted line to the president – effective immediately

Create a full-time internal auditor position – recruitment in process, position expected to be filled this spring

Add staff and technology resources to the travel department – "Concur," new travel software, will be implemented for start of fall semester

Update travel guides and forms – In progress

Implement improved employee education and training – All managers received training as of January 2020. All staff who have responsibilities related to preparing travel will receive updated training by the end of March 2020