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2015-17 biennium operating budget instructions

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2015-17 Biennium Operating Budget Instructions - complete document

About the Instructions

Chapter 1: Budget Request Basics

1.1 Prioritization and Improvement Drive Budget Decisions
1.2 How is a Budget Request Organized?
1.3 What are the Submittal Requirements?
1.4 Other General Preparation Requirements
1.5 Using the Budget Development System

Chapter 2: The Activity View of the Budget

2.1 The Activity Inventory is an Important View of the Budget
2.2 What are the Budget Submittal Requirements?
2.3 How to Treat Administrative Costs in the Activity Inventory

Chapter 3: The Recommendation Summary View

3.1 What is the Recommendation Summary?
3.2 What are the Submittal Requirements?

Chapter 4: Decision Packages

4.1 What is a Decision Package?
4.2 The Required Elements of the Decision Package

Chapter 5: Carry-Forward and Maintenance Levels

5.1 What is the Carry-Forward Level?
5.2 What is Maintenance Level?
5.3 How to Treat Unanticipated Receipts

Chapter 6: Policy and Performance Level

6.1 What is the Policy and Performance Level?

Chapter 7: Salary, Pension and Insurance Data

7.1 Agency Compensation Data Collection and Update
7.2 Valid Pension System Codes
7.3 Other Compensation Cost Notes

Chapter 8: Agency Revenues and Fund Balance Reports

8.1 Summarized Revenues Report
8.2 Fund Summary and Fund Balancing
8.3 Revenue Transfer Reconciliation Statement
8.4 Working Capital Reserve (B9-1)
8.5 Reminders for Preparing Revenue Submittals

Chapter 9: Fee Information

9.1 Approval for New or Increased Fees
9.2 Submittal Process

Chapter 10: Performance Measures

10.1 Activity Performance Measure Targets
10.2 Performance Measure Incremental Estimates Report

Chapter 11: Facility Leases and Facility Maintenance

11.1 Lease Renewal and Rate Adjustments, Major Lease Requests and the Six-Year Facilities Plan

Chapter 12: Statewide Enterprise Approach for Information Technology Operation and Investment

12.1 Information Technology Planning and Budget Requests
12.2 Consulting Requirements with Office of the Chief Information Officer
12.3 Information Technology Addendum and Criteria for the OCIO IT Investment Priority List
12.4 Agency's IT Investment Priority Ranking Table
12.5 Requests for Utility-Based Infrastructure Services
12.6 Data Center Service Waiver Requirements
12.7 State Interoperability Executive Committee Approval for Certain Investments

Chapter 13: Central Service Agency Charges, Risk Management and Self-Insurance Premiums

13.1 Central Service Charges Handled by OFM
13.2 Central Service Charges Not Handled by OFM
13.3 Fund Split Adjustments for the Central Service Model
13.4 Other Information Required of Central Service Provider Agenices
13.5 Risk Management and Self-Insurance Premiums

Chapter 14: Other Budget Reports

14.1 Non-Budgeted Local Fund Summaries
14.2 State Matching Requirements for Federal Funding
14.3 Additional Federal Receipts Reporting Requirements
14.4 Additional Requirements for Higher Education and Transportation Agencies
14.5 Puget Sound Recovery
14.6 Other Budget Reports and Data


A-1 Agency Budget Submittal Dates
A-2 Sample Decision Package - Addendum
A-3 Required Policy Level RecSum/Decision Package Codes
A-4 Budget Distribution and Routing
A-5 Electronic Submittal Confirmation Form