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Budget Details

When looking at your departmental budget, you'll find the funds are divided into three categories:

  • original budget
  • base budget
  • temporary budget (one-time-only)

Original budget

This refers to the annual approved budget for ongoing operations of your department or area.

Base budget

This represents the base commitment of resources for operations and is not designed to fund special projects and/or temporary shifts in operating expenditures. Base budgets may be modified during the course of an operating budget year and/or during the budget development process. Such requests should be sent to your department’s financial advisor or analyst, along with the distribution code and a description of the reason for the transfer.

Temporary budget (one-time-only)

This refers to a temporary adjustment to your budget based on a specific requirement for funds. When funds must be transferred from one budget to another, a budget transfer request is initiated by the department transferring the funds. Such requests should be sent to your department’s financial advisor or analyst, along with the distribution code and a description of the reason for the transfer.

Viewing budget details in the financial system

There are two ways to view budget details in the Ryerson University Financial Information System (RUFIS or Oracle), opens in new window:

  • by running the RU Budget GL Details report
  • by viewing the multi-budget screen

In both instances, you’ll find your budget details broken down by three categories. Here is an explanation of each category:

Budget category

Explanation

Original budget

Your starting budget for the fiscal year, from May 1

Base budget allocations

Your permanent base budget transfers (+/-) during the year, which will become part of the original budget the next fiscal year

Temporary budget allocation

Your one-time budget transfers (+/-) that are not part of the base