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The California State Auditor has delivered a damning assessment of the management practices at the single largest university system in the United States.

1. What controls could have prevented this situation?
2. How does this affect costs?
3. According to the audit, how does the rate compare to other organizations within the California government agencies?
4. What type of audit did the state perform?

Staff. (2017). Cal State Can’t Explain Why It Needs So Many Bureaucrats. The American Interest, April 21 (Retrievable online at