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Budget Letters

Budget and accounting policies and instructions are issued periodically, as needed, by the Department of Finance (DOF) as Budget Letters (BL), to supplement and revise the Budgeting Chapter (6000) and accounting chapters of the State Administrative Manual (SAM). The Department of Finance offers an e-mail subscription service for Budget Letters and other budget or accounting related actions and notices. To subscribe, please enroll via the Budget Operations Mailing List subscription webpage.

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BL14-23 Supplemental Language Report Requests-—issued September 9, 2014

BL14-22 2015-16 Price Letter-—issued September 5, 2014

BL14-21 2015-16 Salaries and Wages Spreadsheet (Authorized Positions and Cost Estimates)-—issued August 22, 2014

Attachment(s) to BL14-21:

BL14-20 Capital Outlay Five-Year Infrastructure Plan Budget Submission for 2015-16 & Implementation of Financial Information System for California (FI$Cal)—issued August 22, 2014

BL14-19 Control Section 11.00 Information Technology Project Reporting Requirements & 11.10 Statewide Software License Agreements-—issued August 21, 2014

Attachment(s) to BL14-19:

BL14-18 Baseline Budget Adjustments (FI$Cal Templates)—issued August 8, 2014

BL14-17 Vacant Position Reestablishments—issued August 6, 2014

Attachment(s) to BL14-17:

BL14-16 Past Year Schedule 10s—issued August 1, 2014

BL14-15 Budget Change Proposal Template and Instructions—issued July 24, 2014

BL14-14 Late Payment Penalty Rates—issued July 21, 2014

BL14-13 General Statewide Sections—issued July 16, 2014

BL14-12 2015-16 Budget Policy—issued July 15, 2014

BL14-11 Statewide Policies—issued July 11, 2014

BL14-10 Expenditure Authorization Controls—issued July 10, 2014

BL14-09 Budget Revision Instructions for All Multi-Funded Departments (BR-1 Requirements)—issued June 27, 2014

BL14-08 Governor's Budget Preparation: Initial Base Upload Template for the Financial Information System for California (FI$Cal)—issued June 20, 2014

BL14-07 Implementation of Financial Information System for California (FI$Cal)—issued April 29, 2014

BL14-06 Year-End Financial Reporting Requirements—issued April 28, 2014

BL14-05 2015-16 Budget Preparation Guidelines—issued April 14, 2014

BL14-04 Budgeting and Accounting Relationship, Coordination, and Fund Reconciliation—issued April 3, 2014

BL14-03 Out-of-State Travel Requests—Approval by the Governor's Office—issued March 20, 2014

BL14-02 2014-15 Budget Change Letters (Spring Finance Letters)—issued February 4, 2014

BL14-01 The State Contract Act--Project Cost Threshold Adjustments—issued January 30, 2014

BL13-30 Economic and Fiscal Impact Assessments and Regulatory Review (STD. 399, SRIA and SAM)—issued December 26, 2013

Attachment(s) to BL13-30:

BL13-29 Standardized Regulatory Impact Assessments—issued December 26, 2013

Attachment(s) to BL13-29:

BL13-28  Submission of Budget Materials to the Legislature and the Legislative Analyst’s Office—issued December 16, 2013

BL13-27 Payment of Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board Claims, Department of Justice Settlements and Judgments—issued October 14, 2013

BL13-26 Employee Compensation Adjustments—Item 9800—issued October 14, 2013

Attachment(s) to BL13-26:

BL13-23 2014-15 General Administrative Costs and 2014-15 Statewide Cost Allocation Plan—issued September 20, 2013

Attachment(s) to BL13-23:

BL13-21 Past, Current, and Budget year Schedule 10s (Supplemental Schedules of Appropriations)—issued August 26, 2013

BL13-18 Employee Compensation Adjustments--Item 9800—issued August 9, 2013

Attachment(s) to BL13-18:

BL13-17 Employer Retirement Rates—issued August 8, 2013

Attachment(s) to BL13-17:

BL13-16 Preparation of 2014-15 Governor's Budget—issued August 6, 2013

BL13-13 Past Year Schedule 10Rs (Supplementary Schedules of Revenues and Transfers)—issued July 29, 2013

BL12-26 2013-14 General Administrative Costs and 2013-14 Statewide Cost Allocation Plan—issued September 24, 2012

Attachment(s) to BL12-26:

BL12-21 Employee Compensation Reductions - Control Section 3.90—issued August 29, 2012

Attachment(s) to BL12-21:

BL12-03 Adjust Budget Display to Reflect Actual Expenditures and Eliminate Salary Savings—issued March 12, 2012

Attachment(s) to BL 12-03:

BL11-35 Legislative Reports Inventory and Identification of Reports that are no Longer of Value—issued December 21, 2011

Attachment(s) to BL11-35:

BL11-33 Repeal of 3-percent Federal Withholding Requirements—issued December 12, 2011

BL11-29 Operational Efficiency Plans—issued September 20, 2011

Attachment(s) to BL11-29:

BL11-26 Workforce Cap True-Up Budget Change Proposal—issued September 12, 2011

Attachment to BL11-26:

BL11-08 Cellular Device Reduction and Related Savings—issued May 26, 2011

Attachment(s) to BL11-08:

BL 11-04 Hiring Freeze—issued March 4, 2011

Attachment(s) to BL 11-04

 

BL 11-02 Cellular Phone Reductions—issued January 28, 2011

Attachment(s) to BL 11-02

 

BL10-38 Section 3.90—Reduction in Operating Expenses and Equipment Related to Workforce Cap/Section 15.30—Information Technology Savings—issued November 30, 2010

BL10-31 Workforce Cap Plan—issued October 26, 2010

BL10-28 Expanded Reporting on Federal Grants and Contracts — issued October 5, 2010

BL10-24 Automatic Increases Prohibition — issued September 1, 2010

BL10-20 Requirements for Report of Expenditures of Federal Funds (Report No. 13)  — issued August 9, 2010

Attachment to BL10-20:

BL10-15 Escalation of Construction Costs for State Funded Capital Outlay Projects — issued July 12, 2010

Attachment to BL10-15:

BL10-13 Capitalization of Intangible Assets — issued June 18, 2010

Attachment(s) to BL10-13:

 

BL10-12 Withholding Requirements On Nonresident Vendor Payments — issued May 24, 2010

Attachment to BL10-12:

BL10-09 General Obligation Bond Funded Programs/Projects — issued April 27, 2010

Attachment to BL10-09:

BL10-06 Information Technology Expenditure Reporting and Cost Optimization — issued March 30, 2010

Attachment(s) to BL 10-06:

 

BL10-05 Capital Outlay Five-Year Infrastructure Plan and Budget Submission for 2011-12— issued March 8, 2010

Attachment to BL10-05:

BL10-02 Architecture Revolving Fund (ARF) Deficit Recovery  — issued January 21, 2010

Attachment(s) to BL 10-02:

BL09-38 Control Section 15.45 - Instructions for Impacted State Departments  — issued October 2, 2009

Attachment to BL09-38:

BL09-37 Statewide Accounts Receivable Management Enhancements 2009-10 —  issued September 29, 2009

BL09-15 General Obligation Bond-Funded Projects — issued May 6, 2009

Attachment to BL09-15:

BL09-13 Disaster Response and Recovery Funding Procedures — issued April 20, 2009

BL09-09 Interim Loans and Bond Proceeds for General Obligation and Lease Revenue Bond Projects—Allowable Disbursements — issued April 3, 2009

Attachments to BL09-09:

BL09-08 Receipt of Federal Stimulus Funds - Notification Requirements —  issued March 30, 2009

BL09-06 Rescinding of Budget Letter 09-05 which required Termination of All Exempted Projects Related to PMIB Freeze —  issued February 19, 2009

BL09-05 Termination Of All Project Exemptions Related to PMIB Disbursement Freeze — issued February 17, 2009

Attachment to BL09-05:

BL09-04 State Controller's General Fund Payment and Other Transaction Deferrals in February —  issued February 3, 2009

BL09-03 Submission of Claims to the State Controller  —  issued January 23, 2009

BL09-02 Interim Loans for General Obligation and Lease Revenue Bond Projects— Allowable Disbursements — issued January 23, 2009

Attachment to BL09-02:

BL08-33 Interim Loans For General Obligation and Lease Revenue Bond Projects —  issued December 18, 2008

BL08-29 Attorney General's Legal Services Rate Increases For Client Departments — issued October 10, 2008

Attachment(s) to BL08-29:

BL08-20 Department of Technology Services Rate Adjustments — issued August 18, 2008

Attachment(s) to BL08-20:

Appendix to BL08-20:

BL08-15 No Overtime, Hiring Freeze,  Suspension of Personal Services Contracts, Termination of temporary workers and White v. Davis Compliance — issued July 31, 2008

Attachment(s) to BL08-15:

BL08-07 2009-10 Budget Preparation Guidelines issued April 10, 2008

BL08-06 Transition of IT Project Review, Approval and Oversight Responsibilities from the Department of Finance to the Office of the State Chief Information Officer, and Information Technology Budgeting Guidelines — issued March 14, 2008

BL08-05 Moratorium On Developing Administrative Information Technology Systems — issued March 4, 2008

BL07-30 Budget Act of 2007, Section 28.00 and Budget Letter 07-25 — issued October 18, 2007

Attachment(s) to BL07-30:

BL07-05 Use Of Emergency Provision In Item 9840 Must Be Fully Justified — issued January 31, 2007

BL07-03 Policy Changes to Operational Recovery Planning and Modifications to the Agency Designation Letter and Operational Recovery Plan Certification —  issued January 23, 2007

BL07-02 Control Section 4.04 For 2007-08—Price Increase Adjustments — issued January 19, 2007

BL06-36 California Automated Travel Expense Reimbursement System —  issued December 22, 2006

BL06-34 Information Technology Security Policy- Information Security Notification and Reporting — issued December 7, 2006

BL06-30 Methodology Change for General Administrative Costs (Pro Rata) — issued September 22, 2006

BL06-27 GS $Mart and Other Municipal Lease Financing — issued September 8, 2006

BL06-26 Adjustments to Statewide Surcharge — issued September 7, 2006

Attachment(s) to BL06-26:

BL06-16 Preparation of 2007-08 Governor's Budget  — issued July 28, 2006

BL06-06 Full Compliance With Requirements To Utilize Authority To Revise Budgets —  issued April 19, 2006

BL05-32 Information Technology Security Policy - Encryption on Portable Computing Devices —  issued November 14, 2005

BL05-30 Deficiency Process Could Result In Personal Liability For Secretaries And Directors (Revised) — issued November 2, 2005

BL05-17 2006-07 eBudget Process Overview — issued July 27, 2005

BL05-08 Information Technology Security Policy - Classification of Information —  issued June 3, 2005

BL05-07 Capital Outlay Five-Year Infrastructure Plan and Budget Submission for 2006-07 — issued May 23, 2005

Attachment(s) to BL05-07:

BL05-03 Peer-to-Peer File Sharing —  issued March 7, 2005

BL04-38 Annual meetings for state advisory boards and commissions  — issued December 13, 2004

BL04-37 Control Section 5.30: Attorney Rate Increases for Departments with Special or Non-governmental Cost Funds  — issued November 22, 2004

Attachment(s) to BL04-37:

BL04-35 Safeguarding Access to State Data  — issued November 16, 2004

BL04-23 New Deficiency Funding Process  — issued August 13, 2004

Attachment(s) to BL04-23:

BL04-18 Major Changes In The Deficiency Process Could Result In Personal Liability For Secretaries And Directors  — issued August 2, 2004

BL 04-14 Surcharge For Statewide Costs — issued July 7, 2004

Attachment(s) to BL04-14:

BL04-11 2005-06 Governor's Budget — issued June 21, 2004

BL04-06 2004-05 3-Percent Reduction/Elimination Proposals — issued March 30, 2004

Attachment(s) to BL04-06:

BL04-04 Modifications To The Implementation Of The Statewide Information Technology Project Oversight Framework — issued February 27, 2004

BL04-03 Control Section 4.10, Budget Act of 2003, Effect of Program Reductions — issued February 24, 2004

BL 04-01 Guidelines for Information Technology Contract Exemptions and Exemption Requests for the Contract, Equipment Acquisition, and Travel Ban  — issued January 16, 2004

BL 03-43 Contract, Equipment Acquisition, And Travel Ban — issued December 5, 2003

 

 

Attachment(s) to BL03-43:

Executive Order S-4-03 — Contract Ban Questions and Answers:

BL 03-42 Hiring Freeze — issued November 26, 2003

Attachment(s) to BL03-42:

BL 03-41 Control Section 3.60 and Control Section 4.10, Budget Act of 2003  — issued November 26, 2003

Attachment(s) to BL03-41:

BL 03-37 Feasibility E-Mail Consolidation Savings  — issued September 26, 2003

Attachment(s) to BL03-37:

BL 03-33 2004-05 20-Percent Reduction/Elimination Proposals  — issued September 5, 2003

Attachment(s) to BL03-33:

BL 03-32 Initial 2004-05 Budget Galley And Preparation Guidelines  — issued August 26, 2003

DOF Letter: Control Section 4.10 Reduction Plans  — issued August 22, 2003

 

 

BL03-25 2003-04 Automated Fund Condition Statement Budget Process — issued August 7, 2003

Attachment(s) to BL03-25:

BL03-23 2003-04 Personal Services Reduction Plans — issued August 1, 2003

Attachment(s) to BL03-23:

BL03-21 Personal Services Reduction Plans (Revised) — issued July 25, 2003

BL03-16 Updating Capital Outlay Fiscal Impact Worksheets for Legislative Changes — issued July 1, 2003

BL03-13 Assessment Of Information Technology Security Measures, Policies, And Practices  — issued June 9, 2003

BL03-12 Cooperative Work Agreements  — issued June 2, 2003

BL03-11 Safeguards for Firewalls and Servers  — issued May 13, 2003

DOF DPA letter — Implementing Personal Services Reduction  — issued April 24, 2003

DOF DPA letter — Personal Services Reduction and Layoff Plan — issued April 2, 2003

BL03-03 Notification of Information Technology Incidents and Computer Crimes — issued February 4, 2003

BL02-40 Additional 2002-03 Budget Reductions — issued November 21, 2002

 

 

 

Attachment(s) to BL02-40:

BL02-39 Control Section 31.60, Control Section 31.70 and Government Code Section 12439 — issued November 15, 2002

Attachment(s) to BL02-39:

BL02-33 Early Retirement Program — issued October 10, 2002

Attachment(s) to BL02-33:

MM02-20 Statewide Information Technology Policy, Instructions, and Guidelines — issued September 12, 2002

BL02-29 Information Security Controls Revised — issued September 12, 2002

Attachment(s) to BL02-29, Revised:

BL02-29 Information Security Controls — issued September 11, 2002

Attachment(s) to BL02-29:

BL02-13 2002-03 Statewide Position and Dollar Reduction Plan — issued July 1, 2002

Attachment(s) to BL02-13:

MM02-12 Restrictions Regarding use of CMAS, Master Services Agreements, and Non-Competitively Bid Contracts During Interim Review Period — issued May 28, 2002

BL02-04 Oracle Enterprise License Agreement Cost Recovery — issued February 27, 2002

MM01-24 Hiring Freeze Guidelines — expires June 30, 2003

 

 

BL01-47 Budget Letter Distribution — issued December 13, 2001

BL01-45 Proposed Reduction in 2001-02 Spending — issued November 19, 2001

BL01-39 Statewide Survey of Oracle Database Usage — issued November 5, 2001

BL01-39 Survey:

Executive Orders

BL01-35 CALFED Budget Change Proposals — issued September 7, 2001

BL01-15 Employer Contribution Rate Increases for Health Benefits (for CSEA Employees) — issued July 2, 2001

Attachment(s) to BL01-15:

BL01-12 Employer Contribution Rate Increase for Health Benefits — issued June 11, 2001

Attachment(s) to BL01-12:

BL01-07 Cesar Chavez Holiday — issued March 21, 2001

BL01-06 Employee Benefits in Specified Personal Services Contracts (e.g., janitorial services) — issued February 26, 2001

BL01-04 Costs For Administration Of Collective Bargaining, Litigation, and Arbitration — issued February 13, 2001

BL00-20 Reports to the Governor and Legislature — issued August 21, 2000

 

 

BL98-37 Automated Accounting Systems

BL98-22 Payment of Attorney's Fees Under Control Section 5.25

BL98-07 1998 Strategic Planning Requirements

BL98-03 Disaster Financing

BL98-02 1998-99 Federal Data Collection Standards