What is the difference between a base budget and a non-base budget?
A base budget is a recurring budget for the department. Currently, a department’s base budget is carried over from year to year. A non-base budget is a non-recurring, one-time budget. Examples of non-base budgets are a term-appointment position budget or a budget for a one-time consulting study. Even though RA tuition/SEIP expenses are recurring Institute-funded expenses, they should also be budgeted as non-base as the specific students and related amounts supported vary from year to year.