Account and Budget Procedures
Planning & Construction (P&C) is responsible for new construction and renovations. Facilities Management (FM) is responsible for the renewal and replacement of facilities and the maintenance and repair of property and installed non-programmatic systems and equipment. Plant accounts are used to identify and track activity related to each project. The type of account depends on the nature and scope of the project and the funding source. When a project is identified and authorized, P&C/FM will coordinate with the Controller’s Office to determine the correct account structure. If a new account is required, P&C/FM will submit a New Account Request Form. The Controller’s Office will assign an account number and distribute to P&C/FM and Financial Planning, Budget & Analysis.
P&C/FM will prepare a Plant Budget Form and submit to the SVPF&B for approval. A cash flow statement should be prepared for all capital projects. The funding source must be identified with department or agency verification as necessary. P&C/FM will submit the signed Budget Form with backup documentation for project authorization, scope, and source of funding, to Financial Planning, Budget & Analysis to set up the budget lines. Financial Planning, Budget & Analysis will notify P&C/FM when the budget has been set up.
When a project scope changes and a project budget needs to be revised P&C/FM will prepare a Budget Revision Form and submit to the SVPF&B for approval along with a revised cash flow statement for capital projects. Details of the change in scope should be included and the additional funding source identified. P&C/FM will submit the signed Revised Budget Form with the backup documentation to Financial Planning, Budget & Analysis to revise the budget. Financial Planning, Budget & Analysis will notify P&C/FM when the budget has been revised.
Budget adjustments, where the total project budget is not changed but some realignment between object codes is necessary, can be processed by email request from P&C/FM to Financial Planning, Budget & Analysis. Adjustments to transfer salary savings funds require SVPF&B approval.
When a project has been completed and all project activity has been processed P&C/FM will review the account to close out any remaining PO balances and notify the Controller’s Office and Financial Planning, Budget & Analysis that the account can be closed out. The disposition of any remaining funds will be coordinated with the Controller’s Office. After the account has been balanced for all project activity, any revisions solely for the purpose of utilizing any remaining bond proceeds for debt service will be coordinated by the Controller’s Office.