2.  STATE APPROPRIATIONS

a.  Unified State Appropriation Request

i.  The official request for any new state appropriations for the state universities shall be made by the Board of Regents, pursuant to K.S.A. 74-3202c(a)(6), and amendments thereto, as a part of its unified appropriation request for state funding of postsecondary educational institutions.

ii.  The Board shall hold a budget workshop in July of each year with the purpose of conducting an in-depth review of the appropriation requests from the state universities to aid the Board in determining the submissions to be included in the Board of Regents’ unified state appropriation request to the Governor and Legislature.  Board staff, in consultation with the Fiscal Affairs and Audit Committee, shall annually provide the state universities with guidance and a uniform format for the materials prepared for the Regents.   

b.  State University Annual Operating Budgets

i.  The fiscal year of all institutions is July 1 through June 30, and shall be designated by reference to the calendar year in which the fiscal year ends.

ii.  The Board shall receive an annual operating budget that includes budgeted expenditures by program, source of funds and budgeted staffing and salaries by position for each program. The Board delegates to each chief executive officer the authority to appoint unclassified employees and to establish salaries for individual unclassified employees within the authorization provided by the Legislature and within general guidelines issued by the Board.