Cost Allocation

In accordance with the Integrated CSU Administrative Manual (ICSUAM) Section 3552.01 – Cost Allocation/Reimbursement Plans for the CSU Operating fund, Humboldt has developed activities to identify, quantify and recover costs incurred by the Operating Fund (HM500) for services, products, and facilities provided to enterprise programs, activities, funds, auxiliary organizations and entities external to the University.  Costs should be properly and consistently recovered with cash and/or a documented exchange of value within the same fiscal year as required in ICSUAM Section 3552.01, section 400 – Timeliness of Reimbursement.

Please see what's new and other Cost Allocation information below.  Additional questions and comments about Cost Allocation can be directed to Amber Blakeslee, University Budget Office Interim Director at either or 707-826-5702.

What's New

A review of Humboldt's Cost Allocation model began in 2014 as part of a larger Wooden Nickel Project (this project summary has the original schedule-please visit each individual project to see the current schedules) that is looking at how our cost recovery processes can be be more objective, data driven, and efficient. An initial new Cost Allocation model was put in place for FY 2015-2016 and a refined version is expected to be in place for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.  More informaton about the Cost Allocation phase (planned to wrap up in January 2016) of the the Wooden Nickel project can be found below.


2016-2017 Fiscal Year

An oversight group consisting of representatives across campus (one from each service provider and one from each service recipient) and a technical working group (subset of the oversight group) were convened from October 2015 - January 2016 (Charge & Timeline) to develop a Cost Allocation model and recommend options to Cabinet for approval and implementation.  The result is the following approved 2016-17 Cost Allocation model (Excel workbook).  Updated March 21, 2016.


2015-2016 Fiscal Year 

2015-2016 Model

2015-2016 Recap