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FY12 Budget Process Job Aid. Table of Contents. Page 3 – How to Access FAST, UMass Boston’s electronic budget application Page 8 - How to Use FAST to: Review your current Authorized Benefited Positions (Starts on Page 9) Review your Non-Personnel Budget (Starts on Page 16)

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Fy12 budget process job aid

FY12 Budget Process Job Aid


Table of contents

Table of Contents

  • Page 3 – How to Access FAST, UMass Boston’s electronic budget application

  • Page 8 - How to Use FAST to:

    • Review your current Authorized Benefited Positions (Starts on Page 9)

    • Review your Non-Personnel Budget (Starts on Page 16)

  • Page 25 – How to Make a New Strategic Resource Request

    • Request a new Authorized Benefited Position (Starts Page 26)

    • Non-Personnel Request (Starts Page 32)

      • Adding a new account code to charge to in FY12 (Starts Page 35)

  • Page 38 - How to put your unit’s 8% Reduction Scenario into FAST

  • Page 42 – How to add supporting documents to FAST utilizing

    the DSU

  • Page 49 – Office of Budget & Financial Planning Contact List


  • How to access the fast system

    How to Access the FAST System


    Logging into the application

    Logging Into the Application

    • https://www.umb.edu/administration_finance/budget_office/fast.php

    • Visit the A&F Home page

      • “Select A&F Computer Based Applications” from the left side menu

      • Select “FAST Application” from center menu selection

    • Visit the Office of Budget and Financial Planning Web Page

      • Select “FY12 Budget” from the left side menu

      • Select “FAST Application” from center menu selection


    Logging into the application1

    Logging Into the Application

    1. Enter your “User name” – This user name is your UMB email name without the @umb.edu

    2. Enter your “Password” – This is your umb.edu email password

    3. Click on the button labeled “Login


    Accessing your fy12 data within fast

    Accessing Your FY12 data Within FAST

    In the upper right side of the screen select “ Budget and Forecasting”


    Choose fiscal year fy12 new then click submit

    Accessing your FY12 data Within FAST

    Choose Fiscal year “FY12 – NEW”, then click submit


    How to use fast

    How to Use FAST


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    FY12 Position Management Review

    FAST includes only authorized benefited positions, both filled & vacant,

    on unrestricted funds (not grants and contracts).

    Please review your departments’ authorized positions


    Click on position management review

    Reviewing your FY12 Authorized Benefited Positions

    Click on Position Management Review


    Sample report dept information funding info position info current employee info

    Sample ReportDept InformationFunding InfoPosition InfoCurrent Employee Info

    Additional Info Not Shown on Screen Shot Above: Please scroll over to review the following

    Annual Salary; Allocated Salary; Allocated Projected Payroll; Weeks on Payroll; FTE; % FTE Allocated to Fund; Request Comments; Status


    Key definitions

    Key Definitions

    Base Salary – This represents the annualized salary of the position (Bi-weekly payroll multiplied by 26) - (Please see chart below in Red)

    Allocated Salary - This represents the amount of the budgeted salary of the position allocated to a specific funding source for that fiscal year. (Base multiplied by %FTE Allocated to fund) - (Please see chart below in Blue)

    Budgeted Salary - This represents the approved budgeted salary of the position for that fiscal year -(Please see chart below in deep red)


    How do i change the position management review criteria

    How Do I change the Position Management Review Criteria?

    For example:

    • You would only like to see certain funds on the screen

    • You would like to see only Authorized but Vacant Positions

    • You would like to see only one department


    Change review criteria click on show options

    Change Review CriteriaClick on “Show Options”


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    Enter New Criteria in any field you would likeStep 1 - Type in criteria in field next to magnifying glassStep 2 – Click on green plus symbolStep 3 – Repeat Step one and two if you would like more than 1 search criteriaStep 4 – Click on Execute Report Button


    Click on edit your budget by fund and or dept college vc rollup add new position requests

    Reviewing your FY12 Non-personnel Budget

    Click on “Edit your budget by Fund and/or Dept/College/VC Rollup add new position requests”


    How to select what department code you enter into fast

    How to select what Department Code you enter into FAST

    • If you would like to look at on specific Department please put in the complete 9 Digits

      into the Field Marked Deptid. For example: Biology would be B008300000

    • If you would like to look at on all department ids that make up a Department please put

      in just the first 4 Digits into the Field Marked Deptid of the group you would like to look at

      For example: For Student Affairs and all of its sub departments you enter B0016. This

      will provide you anything starting in B0016

    • If you would like to look at a complete VC area or a college please put in you B9 level

      Information. For example: To see everything under athletics the B9 number is

      B903200000. If you need assistance finding your B9 number please contact the

      Analyst assigned to your areas in the Office of Budget & Financial Planning


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    Enter Department Code that you would likeStep 1 - Type in criteria in field next to magnifying glass (the “B” is case sensitive and should be a capital “B”)Step 2 – Click on green plus symbolStep 3– Click on Execute Report Button


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    1st Drill Down Screen This includes the following:1) Two Years of Actuals 2) FY12 Base Budget Rolled up 3) New Strategic Request Rolled up

    FY10 includes encumbrances and actuals as of 2-28-10

    4) Reduction Scenario Rolled up 5) Click Here to Drill Down to next level


    2 nd drill down screen click on which fund you would like to work on

    2nd Drill Down ScreenClick on Which Fund You would like to work on


    3 rd drill down screen click on which chartfield you would like to work on

    3rd Drill Down ScreenClick on Which Chartfield You would like to work on


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    4th Drill Down Screen You will see two years of prior actuals and FY11 actuals plus encumbrances through 3-11-11


    4 th drill down screen cont please see next page for more information about fy12 base budgets

    4th Drill Down Screen Cont.Please see next page for more information about FY12 Base Budgets


    Fy12 base budget

    FY12 Base Budget

    • FY12 base budget is pre-populated.

    • FY12 base budget is FY11 spending plan adjusted to:

      • Include annualized (12-month) cost of all authorized benefitted positions in the unit. You can find these positions listed in the position management part of FAST.

      • Exclude all one-time FY11 expense allocations

      • Exclude carry-forwards

      • Exclude any transfers done since the start of FY11

      • Automatically calculate the fringe cost for authorized benefitted positions using the preliminary fringe rate of 33.25% and Health & Welfare rate of $27 per pay period.


    How to request new strategic resources

    How to Request New Strategic Resources


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    How to Request a New PositionPlease click on the Green Plus SymbolTo get to this point in FAST, please review pages 10 – 15 of this job aid


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    Information Required to Request New PositionStep 1. Enter Fund for new positionStep 2. Enter Department for new position Step 3. Enter Justification for new position


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    Information Required to Request New Position (Cont)Step 4. Enter new request Position titleStep 5. In Request Type please select PAY – PayrollStep 6. Enter in FTE equivalent for this person


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    Information Required to Request New Position (Cont)Step 7 – Enter Number of weeks on payroll for upcoming yearStep 8. Enter % FTE Allocation to this fundStep 9. Enter Requested Annual SalaryStep 10. Alloc Projected Payroll will be auto calculated by system


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    Saving Data1. If you would like to save and not add another position, please click Save2. If you would like to save and add another position, please click Save & Add New. Then follow steps 1 – 10 again3. To cancel this entry, please press Cancel


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    To return to your Authorized Benefited Position list, please click the Red X to close the submission request template


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    How to Request New Non-Personnel Resources

    Step 1 - In the “New Strategic Reqs” Column please click on the zero within the account code where you would like to request the new resource. (For information about how to get to this point in the process, please review the “How to use FAST” section of this job aid on pages 17 - 25)


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    2) Please enter in a description of your request. IE – travel for conference3) Please enter in your request or change to the current request.4) Click on Save & Close5) Please use the DSU to provide supporting document (pages 42 – 48 of this job aid)


    Please click on refresh to see your new totals

    Please click on Refresh to see your new totals


    Step 1 click on view all transactions and add new items

    If You Need to Add a New Account Code …

    Step 1 – Click on “View all transactions and add new items.”


    Step 2 click on the green plus symbol located at the bottom left hand corner of the page

    Step 2 – Click on the green Plus symbol located at the bottom left hand corner of the page.


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    Step 3 – Enter data into all areas marked with a red star1) What series are you working in? FY11 Base, New Request, or Reduction Scenario2) What is your account number you would like entered3) Request / Justification Information4) Request Type – Payroll or non payroll 5) Amount you are requesting -Disregard verbiage “Base Salary “ if non payroll request6) Click Save and then Red “X” to exit


    How to put your unit s 8 reduction scenario into fast

    How to put your unit’s 8% Reduction Scenario into FAST


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    Step 1 - In the “Reduction Scenario” Column please click on the zero within the account code where you would like to make the reduction. (For information about how to get to this point in the process, please review the “How to use FAST” section of this job aid on pages 16 - 24)


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    2) Please enter in a description of your reduction. IE – travel for conference3) Please enter in your amount of reduction (positive number).4) Click on Save & Close5) Please use the DSU to provide supporting document (pages 42 – 48 of this job aid)


    Please click on refresh to see your new totals1

    Please click on Refresh to see your new totals


    How to add documentation within fast utilizing the dsu

    How To Add Documentation Within FAST Utilizing the DSU


    How to provide supporting documentation for your unit s budget submission

    How to provide supporting Documentation for Your Unit’s Budget Submission

    • For new strategic requests, units must provide a written justification, including explaining how the new resources would advance UMass Boston’s strategic goals.

    • Units must provide a description of the cuts they would make as part of their 8% reduction scenario, including the implications of the cuts on their programs and services.

    Step 1. Please click on ZZ


    Step 2 click on drilldown to detail

    Step 2. Click on “drilldown to detail”


    Step 2 click on the paperclip to the left of the department number

    Step 2 - Click on the paperclip to the left of the department number


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    3. Click on the Green Plus Symbol

    4. Add any Comments you would like added about document


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    5. Click on “Browse” & add

    your document

    6. Click on Upload File


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    Completed File Upload1. Upload File Review2. You will notice a Red Star Next to the Paper clip. This means there is a document for review3. To review the Document please click the red Star


    Office of budget financial planning contacts

    Office of Budget & Financial Planning Contacts


    Questions

    Questions?

    Please contact the Office of Budget & Financial Planning to assist you.

    (Please refer to the list below to find your unit’s contact person)


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