Spread Codes

Spread codes define how the annual budget is distributed across the fiscal months. At the beginning of a fiscal year, the University Budget Office assigns each fund/G/L Account combination the spread code that it had in the previous fiscal year. New fund/G/L Account combinations will receive the default 12 month spread (AAA). Below is a list of the available spread options:

Spread Code Type of Spread
AAA EQUAL AMOUNTS EACH MONTH
ACT 1 YR ACTUAL AVERAGE
CCC # DAYS - FISCAL MONTH
EEE FISCAL MONTH - 1 WEEK LAG
FFF EQUAL - ACAD YR MONTHS
FRB FRINGE BENEFIT (OBJ 610000)
GGG FISCAL MONTH - ACADEMIC YR
HHH MANUAL (REQUIRES INPUT)
JJJ ACADEMIC MONTHS X 150%
KKK ACADEMIC MONTHS X 200%
MMM ACADEMIC MONTHS X 250%
NNN ACADEMIC MONTHS X 300%
OOO QUARTERLY
QQQ EQUAL - 1 MONTH LAG
RRR EQUAL - 2 MNTHS JULY-0 JUNE

The manual spread option, HHH, is a user-defined spread option. For example, it can be used to place the entire budgeted amount into one month.

Please view the PDF Spread Code Table for a list of the monthly distribution factors for each spread code.