Budget and Spending Updates for 2020-2021 | 06/26/2020

As we approach fiscal year 2020-2021, please note that the important information shared in the March 19, 2020 Coronavirus Impacts on University Expenditures and Contracts email still applies. We continue to face challenging times related to the COVID-19 pandemic, so departments are encouraged to be fiscally prudent and conservative for the foreseeable future.

2020-2021 Operating Budgets
Fiscal year 2020-2021 budgets will be booked in OMNI on July 1, 2020 for all applicable funds except E&G-carryforward. While carryforward spending will be allowed as appropriate, related budgets will not be booked in OMNI until updated 2020-2021 Carryforward Spending Plans have been approved. Like last year, the Budget Office will coordinate with Division representatives to update the 7% reserve and spending plans. Until then, $0 budgets will be booked as needed for carryforward combinations, with resulting budget errors overridden to facilitate carryforward spending.

State University System Guidance on Carryforward Expenditures
Please continue to adhere to the State University System’s definition of “non-recurring” for all carryforward expenditures. Additional guidance providing increased flexibility related to COVID-19 carryforward expenditures is available in the attached.

COVID-19 Expenditures

As a reminder, as outlined in the March 26, 2020 Tracking COVID-19 Expenditures email, you are encouraged to utilize the COVID19 optional chartfield to track spending directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Questions and Assistance
With questions regarding:
-budgets and spending, contact the Budget Office at budget@fsu.edu,
-purchase orders and contracts, contact Procurement Services at procurement@fsu.edu or 850-644-6850, or
-legal issues and contract disputes, contact the Office of General Counsel at 850-644-4440