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Implementing a New Budget Approach

The University is implementing our new budget approach for FY22 due to the work of the Strategic Budget Task Force (SBTF). The SBTF examined key issues related to Penn State's budget processes and made recommendations in August 2019 about a new strategic budgeting approach.

Strategic Budget Approach Initiative

The task force recommended changes in three key areas to ensure institutional success:

  • Overall Budgeting Approach
  • Operating Budget
  • Capital Planning

Today, an Executive Committee and four working groups collaborate on the new budget processes and policies and determine the necessary technology to implement the SBTF recommendations. To learn more about the Strategic Budget Approach initiative, visit

Penn State Budgeting Resources

The University Budget Office (UBO) has collaborated with the SIMBA team to provide job aids and additional budget planning resources to support financial personnel and Budget Administrators during this transition.

SAP Budget and Planning (SBP)

For training and resources specific to the SAP Budget and Planning tool for those previously trained in SBP, visit the Budget/Funds Management Resource page.

Strategic Budget Approach

The Penn State Budgeting course will focus on Budget Administrators and their role in the new budget approach process.

Course Name Duration Course Description
Penn State Budgeting - A New Approach (BGT110)

Now Available! Click here to take the training.
30 mins The course will outline the new approach to budgeting, the budget planning cycle, the new multi-year planning process, and the Budget Administrator's role in the new FY22 process.

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