a.  Unified State Appropriation Request

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 budget for state funding of postsecondary educational institutions.

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.