The Budget Office is responsible for preparing the budget request documents for all of K-State's subagencies including Main Campus, Veterinary Medical Center and Extension Systems and Agriculture Research Programs (ESARP). These documents are prepared in September prior to the beginning of the fiscal year beginning in July. The documents are submitted to the Division of Budget which are the basis for the Governor's recommendations. The block grant funding model allows for the Board of Regents to request new funding for the system in their budget requests.
Preparing the operating budgets for all of K-State's budgetary units is another responsibility of the Budget Office. The annual operating budget is prepared at the beginning of each fiscal year and distributed to internal departments and the appropriate external customers. The Budget Office is also responsible for preparing the City/University Capital Improvement Program Request to the City of Manhattan each calendar year.
The Budget Office works in close coordination with the Assistant to the President for Governmental Affairs in tracking and reporting all relevant legislation affecting K-State during the legislative session. The Budget Office serves as liaison between K-State and the analysts from the Division of Budget and the Legislative Research Department.
Ad-hoc data requests from internal and external sources are handled by the Budget Office. These requests involve salary or expenditure information. The Budget Office prepares the Peer Data Comparison Study including data collection. The Budget Office also assists the Planning and Analysis Office in preparing salary analysis reports and other requests.