2008 IBARS Manual

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Introduction 

  • Budget Base
  • Fiscal Environment
  • Using the BARS Manual
  • Budget Process Timeline

Chapter Two: BARS General Procedures 

  • Overview of Bars
  • Security and Access
  • BARS Logon and the Main Menu
  • Reporting Levels
  • Copying, Selecting, and Deleting Budget Versions
  • Subschedule Copy
  • Default Funding
  • Help

Chapter Three: Getting Started 

  • System Overview
  • Overview of Steps Involved in Preparing a Budget Request
  • Fund Source Control
  • Change Package Description
  • Cost to Continue

Chapter Four: Salary Budget Instructions 

  • Position Data
  • Calculation Information
  • Benefit Calculation
  • Allocation Tab
  • Salary Increase
  • Funding Reallocation

Chapter Five: Budget Request Summary

  • Budget Request Summary

Chapter Six: Budget Subschedules

  • Operating Expenses
  • Capital Projects
  • Extraordinary Repairs
  • Other Capital Payments
  • Equipment Over $5,000
  • IT Equipment and Software Over $5,000
  • Grants Summary

Chapter Seven: Supplementary Subschedules

  • Lease Purchase Agreements
  • Licensing, Regulation, Inspection
  • General Fund Collections
  • Continuing Appropriations
  • Telecommute Analysis
  • Special Fund Balance
  • IT Capture

Chapter Eight: Narrative 

  • Narrative
  • Agency-wide Narrative Fields
  • Program Narrative
  • Capital Projects
  • IT Capture
  • Telecommute Analysis
  • Continuing Appropriations
  • Change Package Description

Chapter Nine: Completing the Budget Request 

  • Validating the Budget
  • Submitting Your Budget Request

Chapter Ten: Building the IT Plan 

  • Legislative Intent
  • IT Plan Development
  • IT Capture Screens
  • Key Steps to Ensure Linkages to the Agency Budget Request
  • Overview of Steps Involved in Completing the IT Capture Screens
  • IT Capture Selection
  • IT Capture Infrastructure
  • IT Capture Projects
  • IT Capture Detail

Chapter Eleven: Reports

  • Budget Request Reports
  • Salary Reports
  • Subschedule Reports
  • Miscellaneous Reports
  • Submitting Budget Request
  • Publications

Chapter Twelve: Glossary

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