About the Recharge Committee

What is the Recharge Committee?

The purpose of the recharge committee is to review all newly proposed recharges and to periodically review existing recharges to determine their continuing appropriateness in view of any change in the operations of the service center.  With the help of the Cost Policy office, the recharge committee also reviews for the continued appropriateness of service center rates or when there is a change in the rate methodology.

The following responsibilities are carried out by the Recharge Committee:

  1. Determines and communicates the recharge process, including clear deadlines, for the establishment of recharges and fees that become effective at the commencement of each fiscal year.
  2. Analyzes campus activities and recommends the most appropriate funding mechanism.
  3. Reviews proposals to establish new recharges and fee activities to ensure that there is a broad and significant demand for the specialized service to be provided, and that recharge and fee rate components meet guidelines for Federal and non-Federal rates as outlined in the establishment criteria listed in the Business and Finance Bulletins A-47, A-56, A-59, BUS-72, and the costing principles in the Uniform Guidance, 2 CFR 200.
  4. Considers all requests for recharge and fee rate increases or new rates.

What role does Cost Policy have with the Recharge Process?

  1. Provides the technical expertise to administer the review process for the Recharge Committee.
  2. Provides support for ongoing fiscal review of the University's recharge operations.
  3. Provides financial assistance to the recharge units, such as accounting for depreciation and financial reporting issues.
  4. Works with different individuals across Business and Financial Services (BFS) to provide information regarding fund setup or tax issues.
  5. Performs review of the annual budget, annual recharge financial report, and rate proposals.
  6. Provides ongoing training to the campus community.
  7. Acts as a primary contact for Federal agencies, auditors, and other outside entities relating to issues arising from the University's recharge operations.

Who are the Recharge Committee Members?

Name Title
Michael Riley, CPA Assistant Vice Chancellor & Controller, Business and Financial Services
Mark Perez Analyst, Cost Standards & Policy
Autumn Salazar Director, Research Accounting Services
Brian Gresham Director of Operations, Student Affairs
David Dunham Director of Operations, Recreation
Donna Jones Assistant Vice Chancellor, Campus Budget Office
Karina Villegas Business Services Manager, School of Natural Sciences
Samuel Traina

Vice Chancellor, Office of Research and Economic Development

Faculty, School of Engineering

Tony Smullen Executive Director, Academic Coordination Team