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Chapter 7. Auxiliary Organizations, Article 1. General Provisions   

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(a) A certified public accountant shall be selected by each auxiliary organization described in Section 89901. The office of the chancellor, in cooperation with the Department of Finance, shall develop and forward the applicable auditing and reporting procedures to each auxiliary organization for distribution to the selected certified public accountant. In accordance with procedures prescribed by the chancellor, the certified public accountant shall annually audit any and all state university auxiliary funds. The auxiliary organizations shall contract for and receive the audit annually, and shall submit the audit to the trustees. Auxiliary organizations shall annually publish an audited statement of their financial condition, which statement shall be disseminated as widely as feasible and be available to any person on request. In the case of an auxiliary organization primarily serving a single campus of the California State University, publication in the campus student newspaper shall be deemed compliance with this requirement. In the case of an auxiliary organization serving the Trustees of the California State University, distribution of the published audited statement of its financial condition at a regularly scheduled meeting of the trustees shall be deemed compliance with this requirement.

(b) In the case of an auxiliary organization primarily serving a single campus of the California State University, the president of that state university shall be responsible for ascertaining that all expenditures are in accordance with policies of the trustees, the propriety of all expenditures, and the integrity of the financial reporting, made by auxiliary organizations.

(c) The operation of auxiliary organizations shall be conducted in conformity with regulations established by the trustees. The regulations shall include provisions requiring the governing board of each auxiliary organization to provide salaries, working conditions, and benefits for the full-time employees of each auxiliary organization that are comparable to those provided California State University employees performing similar services. However, the regulations may permit retirement benefits or permanent status benefits, or both, to be withheld from temporary and executive employees of each auxiliary organization. In addition, the regulations may exempt from the requirement of providing retirement benefits any auxiliary organization that is funded primarily by mandatory student fees collected by the trustees. For the purposes of this subdivision, a temporary employee is (a) an employee employed for a research project, workshop, institute, or other special project funded by any grant, contract or gift; or (b) an employee whose contract of employment is for a fixed term not exceeding three years. For the purposes of this subdivision, an executive employee is any management employee with responsibility for the development and execution of auxiliary organization policy and includes, but is not limited to, general managers, business managers, directors, and the like. For purposes of this subdivision, "full-time employee" means a person who is employed in a permanent position for 40 hours per week or for the required number of hours of a particular work shift, whichever is the lesser. Persons employed on a temporary, intermittent, irregular time base, or on a limited term basis are not "full-time employees," unless those employees are engaged on a continuing 10-month or academic year basis and are employed for 40 hours per week or for the required number of hours of a particular work shift, whichever is the lesser. For those full-time employees whose duties are not comparable to classes in California State University employment, the salaries established shall be at least equal to the salaries prevailing in other educational institutions in the area or commercial operations of like nature. This requirement shall apply to full-time employees of auxiliary organizations even if there are no California State University employees performing similar services.

(d) Retirement benefits may be provided by other than the Public Employees' Retirement System. A contract for participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Public Employees' Retirement Law shall be deemed to satisfy fully the requirements of subdivision (c) with respect to retirement.

Notwithstanding anything in subdivision (c) to the contrary, the regulations established by the trustees may exempt the governing board of any newly created auxiliary organization from the requirement of providing retirement benefits for a period not to exceed three years from the date that the auxiliary organization is established.

(Amended by Stats. 1991, Ch. 414, Sec 4.)

Reference:

Education Code 89901