Budget Forum: FY21-23 Decision Packages
What is a Decision Package?
Decision Packages are requests for new funding sent to Olympia to be considered during the Legislature's biennial budget session. It is a two year process to come up with final proposals sent to the Governor.
In odd-numbered years pre-proposals are part of the strategic planning process and are handled by Academic Affairs. There are typically a larger number of these and they are rough ideas of possible decision packages. Pre-proposals go through the process of being reviewed by the University Planning and Resources Council (UPRC) to decide which ideas fit the strategic plan of the institution and may receive the necessary support from the Legislature. Approved pre-proposals are then sent back to the division(s) for further development over the next year.
In even-numbered years those developed proposals are sent to the Budget Office and go through a second review by UPRC, Vice Presidents, and Deans for consideration. Those that still meet the strategic goals of the university and receive support on campus are sent to the Governor's office and then forwarded to the Legislature to be considered for funding in the next biennial state budget.
The campus community is asked to provide comments on both pre-proposals and proposals as part of the review process. Comments are solicited on all submissions prior to being discussed by UPRC and are solicited again on the Vice Presidents'/Deans' final recommended proposals. The forum is typically opened in late winter and closed in spring depending on the budget cycle calendar for that year.
Please contact Budget & Financial Planning with any questions at BFP@wwu.edu.
Biennium 2021-2023 Decision Package Proposals
- CHSS - The Center for Global Heath
- CHSS - Humanities Center at Western Washington
- CSE - AMSEC
- CSE - Engineering Geology & Hydrogeology
- CSE - MFGE-PCE Expansion
- ESS - Advancing Inclusive Success
- AA - Western's Graduate Programs
- AA - Ethnic Studies Academic Initiative
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