Upon submission - this form will be directed to the Budget Analyst for review and for the request to be documented in the University's master list of budget needs. The Budget Analyst will then assign the form to an automated approval track based on your department and/or school. The School Dean (if applicable) and designated Vice President will review your request in detail. They will then approve the request, deny the request, or possibly return the request for corrections. Upon completion (fully approved or denied), the request will be returned to the Controller's office for final documentation. If your request is fully approved, the controller's office will take the following necessary actions:
If the request is fully approved for funding in the CURRENT fiscal year - the request will be discussed with the designated Vice President and/or the University President who will determine appropriate action to increasing budget through a budget transfer from another department or possibly a special contingency fund.
If the request is fully approved for funding in a FUTURE fiscal year - the request will be considered for budget inclusion by the University Cabinet who prepares the proposed budget that is presented to the Board of Trustees. If new funding is not available to fully fund all approved requests, then they approved request will be placed on a higher priority list for inclusion in the following fiscal year.
If you have any questions about the budget process please feel free to contact McKenzie Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or x7108.