Update on 2022-23 Budget

College community, 

We are nearing the halfway point of the fiscal year, and I know that many of you are anxious and concerned about seeing and monitoring your 2022-23 budgets.  I’d like to provide a brief update on what information is available now, how to access it, and what is coming. 

Due to complications related to ctcLink and other workload factors, we were unable to load the 2022-23 budget into ctcLink this summer. Time that would have been ordinarily used entering the budget was instead devoted to a very complicated fiscal year closing process – one that was entirely new for Shoreline.  At the same, staff were navigating their way through a backlog of work resulting from ctcLink conversion.  Vacancies in Financial Services have also compounded our challenges. 

Our goal is to have this current year budget loaded by December 2022.  We understand that this is not ideal, and we assure you that this does not represent where the Budget Office expects to be in the future.  Going forward, we will operate on a regular and reliable schedule of having the budget ready by late August. 

In the meantime, when assessing your budget activity, last year’s numbers should serve as a reasonable guideline. This is because we developed this year’s budget on a status-quo zero-sum basis, with very few changes from the prior year. 

An interim budget tracking tool is available to you through Tableau at https://tableau.sbctc.edu/t/shoreline/views/FMSDashboard/BudgetingDashboard?:isGuestRedirectFromVizportal=y&:embed=y.  Although this tool doesn’t yet reflect your allocations for the year, it does allow you to monitor and spending activity. 

I appreciate your patience as the Budget Office and Financial Services continue to adjust to our new ctcLink environment. 

Thank you.

Bob Williamson

Acting Vice President for Business and Administrative Services

Shoreline Community College

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