Budget Office

The Budget Office at Kutztown University has various responsibilities, including:

  • Preparing the University's annual operating budget
  • Monitoring expenditures of salary and operating budget lines
  • Processing budget changes (such as transfers, supplements and carry forwards)
  • Providing training and guidance for account managers and their assistants
  • Preparing special studies and financial models that support financial decision-making and planning activities
  • Coordinating budget systems and procedures with Human Resources, Accounting, and other associated departments
  • Preparing Legislative Appropriations Requests to submit to the State

Fiscal Years 2021 and 2022 E&G Budget Update:

Due to our current financial situation, and for the 2nd consecutive year, the E&G remaining balances from fiscal year 2021 were not moved forward at the individual department level.  In years past, this would have been the gainsharing process where 50% moved forward automatically and the remaining balances were subject to justification and approval. This year, the remaining funds were moved to a central account to help offset the following underbudgeted expense items: 

Early Retirement Incentives -> $2 million +

APSCUF Distance Education Payments -> $900,000 +

New Merit-Based Scholarships -> $5 million +

Lost Revenues and COVID Pandemic Expenses in excess of HEERF funding -> $1,200,000 already spent or committed in FY 2021

In order to help the VP’s transition during this time of declining operating budgets, we once again allocated a portion of the remaining funds from the current year across the divisions. This allows individual VPs to work directly with their leadership teams to fund the most pressing needs without having to fill out cumbersome paperwork or secure additional approvals. The allocation was completed after the year-end close process in late August. Departments with specific needs in fiscal year 2021-22 should contact their division for potential funding.