Welcome to the budget webpage for the Office of the President (OTP). This page contains information about the planning and development of the Office of the President’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year, including information about budget meetings, development timeline, and other resources you can use to learn more about our planning.

Division Budget Planning Process

Due to the extraordinary circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, budget planning for Fiscal Year 2021-22 is taking place in spring 2021. Soon, the campus budget planning will take place throughout the entire academic year.

FY2021-22 Planning Overview

In FY2020-21, the State of California and CSU System faced historic budget challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CSU System's overall budget was cut by $299 million, with CSUCI taking on $5.1 million of that cut. Most of the budget cut at CSUCI was addressed through centrally managed budget reductions, with about $1 million in budget reductions being shared by the divisions. The Office of the President assumed responsibility for $100,000 of the divisional budget reductions.

The Governor's proposed budget for FY2021-22 was released on January 8, 2021, and reflects a better outlook for the coming fiscal year. However, while the picture is better than many expected for next year, there remains uncertainty due to the virus and the longer term outlook for the state shows a deficit by FY2022-23. Within this context, President Yao is urging a continued disciplined approach to strategic resource planning that allows for continued progress towards meeting our Graduation Initiative 2025 (GI 2025) goals, University Strategic Initiatives, and facilitating an interdisciplinary, multicultural and international education.

The Office of the President will be planning according to the timeline below to submit a department-wide budget request packet for FY2021-22 to the Budget & Planning Office by April 16, 2021. The request will be reviewed by that office and presented to Cabinet and the Strategic Resource Planning Committee, with the goal of presenting final budget recommendations to the President by May 19, 2021.

Meetings & Timeline

  • July: President approves FY2021-22 final budget
  • June 15, 2021: State Legislature passes annual Budget Act
  • May 19, 2021: Final FY2021-22 budget recommendations made to President; Governor issues budget revise
  • May 14, 2021: SRPC -  Campus Budget Forum
  • May 11, 2021: 3rd Quarter OTP Budget Meeting with Budget & Planning Office
  • May 7, 2021: SRPC Meeting 
  • April 30 - May 7, 2021: SRPC convenes to provide input on budget submission; VPs finalize plans and present to SRPC
  • April 29, 2021: Cabinet budget discussion
  • April 22, 2021: OTP Budget Meeting 
  • April 16, 2021: SRPC -  Campus Budget Forum
  • April 15, 2021: OTP Budget Meeting 
  • April 8, 2021: OTP Budget Meeting 
  • April 1, 2021: OTP Budget Meeting 
  • March 24, 2021: OTP Budget Discussion with Interim President
  • March 2, 2021: BFA Budget Instructions issued to AVPs
  • February 25, 2021: University Budget Instructions issued
  • February 8, 2021: OTP Budget Meeting 

Office of the President Presentations & Materials 

Other Resources

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