Annual Budget Preparation (C-2)
Original Implementation: March 1, 1989
Last Revision: October 18, 2010
Preparation of the annual operating budget is coordinated through the Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration. Guidelines are established by the president based upon legislative appropriations, student fees and other local income, non-pledged and pledged auxiliary system student fees and other income, the university’s allocation of the Higher Education Fund, and estimates of other fund revenues. Guidelines will reflect current legislative appropriation riders in effect and any other legal restrictions. Budgets will be prepared by operating department heads, submitted to the next appropriate level of review, to the vice president in charge of the division, to the president for review, and then to the Board of Regents for final consideration. The schedule for preparation of the budget will be determined by the vice president for finance and administration in association with the president's cabinet. Approved budgets will be announced to the university departments through administrative channels following approval of the Board of Regents.
All budgets are based on available funds and no expenditures may be made except as provided for in the approved budget or in accordance with changes approved by the board.
Cross Reference: None
Responsible for Implementation: Vice President for Finance and Administration
Contact for Revision: Vice President for Finance and Administration