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Constitutional Officer; Trustees   

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(a) The trustees, in conjunction with the Controller, shall implement a process that allows any campus or other unit of the university to make payments of obligations of the university from its revolving fund directly to all of its vendors. Notwithstanding Article 5 (commencing with Section 16400) of Chapter 2 of Part 2 of Division 4 of Title 2, or any other law, the trustees may draw from funds appropriated to the university, for use as a revolving fund, amounts necessary to make payments of obligations of the university directly to vendors. In any fiscal year, the trustees shall obtain the approval of the Director of Finance to draw amounts in excess of 10 percent of the total appropriation to the university for that fiscal year for use as a revolving fund.

(b) Notwithstanding Sections 925.6, 12410, and 16403, or any other law, the trustees shall maintain payment records for three years and make those records available to the Controller for postaudit review, as needed.

(c) (1) Notwithstanding Section 8546.4 or any other law, the trustees shall contract with one or more public accounting firms to conduct a systemwide annual financial statement audit in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), as well as other required compliance audits without obtaining the approval of any other state officer or entity.

(2) The statement of net assets, statement of revenues, expenses, changes in net assets, and statement of cashflows of each campus shall be included as an addendum to the annual systemwide audit. Summary information on transactions with auxiliary organizations for each campus shall also be included in the addendum. Any additional information necessary shall be provided upon request.

(d) The internal and independent financial statement audits of the trustees shall test compliance with procurement procedures and the integrity of the payments made. The results of these audits shall be included in the biennial report required by Section 13405.

(e) As used in this section:

(1) "Trustees" means the Trustees of the California State University.

(2) "University" means the California State University.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 43, Sec. 45.)