Mission: Office of Budget and Planning
The mission of the Office of Budget and Planning is to serve as the central information point for budgetary concerns of the university. The mission is supported through tracking budgeted funds, and providing estimates for operational and long-range planning, and being responsible for communicating the official operating and capital funding requests to the Office of Financial Management, the State Legislature, and Governor.
Goals, Objectives and Strategies
I. Continue streamlining budget processes.
A. Continue to review and coordinate the annual operating budget process, the biennial Operating and Capital Budget Call process, and integrate these processes with Master Planning, Strategic Planning, Academic Planning, and other planning process.
1. Attempt to streamline, merge and automate these processes to provide timely and correct data.
II. Continue providing timely and accurate information.
A. Review and update office procedures and work-flow to provide accurate data, quickly and easily.
III. Increase departmental budget efficiency.
A. Provide budget training to campus clients.
1. Increase efficiency through training.
Planning and Effectiveness
The large part of the planning process for the budget office revolves around external requirements: Meeting the state mandated deadlines for completing and submitting the operating and capital budget request documents, inputting and maintaining operating and capital allotments, and inputting and maintaining performance accountability measures. As these deadlines are known refinements are made to planning cycles.
Serving as the central information point for budgetary concerns for the university encompasses the internal requirements for the budget office. Annual refinements are made to the operating budget call process, melding it with the strategic planning process.
The Office of Budget and Planning strictly adheres to institutional policies and procedures regarding the processing of internal documents and release of information to clients from outside the university, university community members, and constituencies from state offices. All clients are treated fairly by communicating effectively university policy; this approach also diffuses any conflict of interest situations.