This body is advisory to the President and establishes priority funding recommendations based on the university's strategic plan.
The University Budget Committee (UBC) is an advisory group consisting of representation from faculty, classified staff, exempt staff, students and administrators. This body is advisory to the President and all members shall be appointed by the President based on recommendations from appropriate constituencies. The UBC shall work with the President to establish priority funding recommendations based on the university’s strategic plan. The Budget committee will review new budget proposals. In time of budget reversions the committee will review budget reduction plans. In addition, the committee will participate in the development of the University funding initiatives which are submitted biennially to Olympia. Committee members are expected to represent their constituencies while applying a university wide perspective to the budget deliberations and recommendations. The committee will be chaired by the VP for Business and Finance who will have no voting rights. The Budget office will staff the committee and maintain minutes and official records of actions. The Budget Committee will meet once monthly throughout the year.
Each dean or division head prepares the necessary planning forms to submit to the VP of the appropriate division for consideration through the divisional budget process. Budget request are then forwarded to the University Budget Committee. The UBC holds hearings in which the units may justify their requests. These hearings are open to the campus community. The UBC makes a preliminary recommendation to the President. Final allocations are made after consultation with the Board of Trustees.
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