Stage I – Administrative Areas

FY 2019 BUDGET DEVELOPMENT (STAGE I)
INSTRUCTIONS AND BUDGET HEARING MATERIALS

IP – An Introduction and Review

IP 01 Plan Unrestricted Budget Instructions

IP 02 Upload Submission Files Instructions

IP_FlatFile_Upload Template

Stage I New Position Request Template Instructions

FY19 Budget Development Presidents Memo

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to inform you that the Fiscal 2019 Stage I Budget Development process has begun. You should have already received the official memo from President Brown regarding this process. The memo and submission you prepare should explain initiatives and requests in accordance with the guiding principles detailed in his memo. I would like to highlight certain points from the President’s memo, which is available above.

  • New staff positions or similar funding will not be approved unless they are directly connected to critical initiatives clearly aligned with strategic priorities.
  • Plan for Fiscal 2019 budgets that are flat to Fiscal 2018 levels.  Requests for funding of new initiatives should be focused only on those programs that bring high value to the education and research missions of the University.
  • Provide any minor or major capital improvement requests within your submissions.
  • Include a written summary of no more than 5-7 pages that explains proposals in accordance with the principles enumerated earlier.
  • For all areas, the Fiscal 2019 budget planning process will also coincide with the first quarter budget review for Fiscal 2018. Areas should report any material favorable or unfavorable variances to your Budget Analyst.  All areas should be prepared to discuss current fiscal year issues and trends at your budget hearing

Fiscal 2019 Stage I Budget Submission– Due Friday, October 20th

  • Instructions for the online tools to be used to submit your projections are located on the Budget website. If you would like a refresher training session or are new to the online submission process please contact Maria Cruz at macruz@bu.edu.
  • Areas with non-standard templates will receive them separately.
  • Please note that the Fiscal 2019 Recurring Budget is as of September 30, 2017.

All memos should be returned via e-mail to budgen@bu.edu. Please feel free to contact your Budget Analyst directly for assistance or guidance with this process.

Thank You,

Ines Garrant

Associate Vice President for Budget and Planning