Frequently Asked Questions

If I have a question about information contained on BudgetUA, who do I contact???

Email your question to Chris Frala.

How many years of data are kept on the BudgetUA website?

The site will eventually have 10 years of data. Currently the site contains data starting with the 2013 fiscal year.

May I search using a partial Name?

Yes, searching using a partial name or combination of letters will pull up all records that contain that series of letters.

Why do some annual salaries not agree with the total of the various budget sources?

Since the data being displayed is a "snapshot" of a point in time, some budget positions have budget source changes still in process at the time the snapshot is taken, therefore their budget support details appear to be out of balance. Another possibility is that the employee shown in the position may be a new hire whose budget information has not yet been posted.

May I use more than one search criteria at the same time?

Yes, you may select a single search criterion, such as college/unit, or a combination of search criteria such as budgetary unit and name. There is no need to select a college/unit and a budgetary unit since budgetary units fall within a college/unit.

Why does “Privacy Protection Required” display for some names?

Certain Names have been removed in order to protect the privacy of individuals, in accordance with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations or where it might be a violation of protected information. These redacted student names appear as “Privacy Protection Required.”

How often is BudgetUA updated?

The web site is updated yearly.

Can I sort the data in BudgetUA?

The first five underlined columns on the data grid are sortable. Simply click on an underlined column header to sort by that column.

Why are there no budget records found for 2012?

The BudgetUA site contains information beginning with fiscal year 2013 or July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.

What are the definitions for position budget information being displayed in the data grid?

The following terms may be unfamiliar to many and are used within the budget fields:

  • Cost Center - A cost center is usually a department or unit within a college or administrative office of the university which has it's own budget items.
  • Hard Budget - Hard Budget is defined as that portion of the operating budget that is supported by tuition and fee revenue, unrestricted state revenues, and other unrestricted revenue sources such as investment income and indirect cost recovery.
  • Dept Budget - Departmental Budget is defined as that part of the budget that is supported by revenue-generating operations within campus colleges/units. (This type of revenue is also referred to as "Dedicated Revenues".)
  • Restr Support - Restr Support refers to salaries that are supported by payments from grants and sponsored research projects.
  • Other Sources - Other Sources cover salaries that are supported by salary savings and other sources within a unit.
  • Other BU Support - This indicates that an employee is supported by more than one budget entity and shows how much of their position is supported by that unit.