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Open Budget Forums Scheduled


As you know, effective July 1, 2017 we are preparing to shift to a new budget management model and process:  Responsibility Center Management (RCM)/Activity Based Budgeting (ABB). This model and process are intended to incentivize innovation, motivate efficiency, challenge silos, ensure transparency, and provide colleges with more ownership of the overall budgeting process.

In an effort to provide an update on the current model as well as collect feedback and answer questions that will allow us to consider potential adjustments to the model as we prepare for this transition, there will be three Open Budget Forums for CWU faculty and staff during Fall Quarter:

Tuesday, November 1:  3:30-5:00 p.m. (Science II, Room 103)
Thursday, November 10:  3:30-5:00 p.m. (Science II, Room 103)
Monday, November 21:  3:30-5:00 p.m. (Science II, Room 103)

Looking ahead, we have identified dates for a series of sessions during Winter and Spring Quarter, during which we will provide updates on the model informed by forum and special stakeholder feedback sessions, as well as on the proposed university governance structure and annual budget cycle for the new model:

Winter Quarter
Friday, February 17:  3:30-5:00 p.m. (tbd)
Monday, February

27:  3:30-5:00 p.m. (tbd)
Tuesday, February 28:  3:30-5:00 p.m. (tbd)

Spring Quarter:
Thursday, April 20:  3:30-5:00 p.m. (tbd)
Friday, April 28:  3:30-5:00 p.m. (tbd)

For those who are unable to attend the forums or desire to present questions/feedback outside of these venues, we have created a budget email:

We look forward to working with you as continued improvements are made to the budget model and process throughout the academic year.

Thank you,

Joel Klucking and Katherine Frank