Systems and Procedures
A Division of The Corporate Controller's Office

Procedure CR2070 - Program Income

Office of the Corporate Controller

Policy Steward facilitating procedure: Associate Vice President for Finance and Corporate Controller

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Program income or grant-related income on grants, contracts or cooperative agreements or other sponsored activity is to be accounted for in accordance with the Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200.80 and 2 CFR 200.307 and the applicable regulations or grant policies of the funding agency, as well as any special terms and conditions identified in the applicable individual award document, (caution, Federal programs/regulations have specified requirements on how program income earned during the contract/grant period can be used.) For additional information, refer to the specific grant or contract terms and condition and the guidance available in Policy RA66 - Program Income on GURU .

Any income related to projects financed in whole or in part with sponsored funds and that is generated during the project period must be separately accounted for and identified with the account number(s) of the sponsored project involved.



The method of accounting for any such program income is to establish an independent (new) account number through Research Accounting. The original project name or account number should be referenced in the new fund "name" field to link the two funds visually. Both accounts should reference the same agreement number and should be linked by either project or contract fund number, whichever is appropriate (contact Research Accounting for assistance).

To record income to the newly established account number, use the income Object Classification Code 0033, in conjunction with the appropriately established fund number, on all Report of Cash Receipts ( ROCR ) used to record the revenue to the University records.

If the original project is renewed and a new fund number is assigned, the Income Fund number set up for the original project does not need to be changed.


Permitted expenditures from program income must be charged to the same (new) income account number established to track program income. The object classification codes used must match those appearing on the site, Object Classification Codes on GURU and the expenditures must be permitted by the agency, grant or contract terms and conditions.


The Financial Officer is responsible for ensuring that procedures pertaining to the accountability and safeguarding of all cash receipts, cash funds, and other assets are established and followed in accordance with approved University policies and procedures. Regular audits relating to advances, cash, travel, equipment accountability, and other expenditures provide a means to protect University assets. The Financial Officer is responsible for working with Internal Audit when audits are being performed in the administrative area.


Record retention must be managed in accordance with Policy AD35 - University Archives and Records Management , and records schedules approved by the Records Management Advisory Committee, Office of General Counsel, and Office of the President. These retention requirements are the University's retention criteria, either derived or based upon federal, state, and local statute or regulations, industry standards, and business needs. Retention beyond recommended time periods require justifiable reasons and warrant review by the Records Management Officer or designee. All documents must be maintained in such a manner so as to provide ease of access for review, and to provide a suitable audit trail for all transactions.

Upon expiration of a stated period of time, documents must be discarded and/or destroyed, unless permission granted by Records Management Officer or designee to retain the records. Archival records created more than 20 years prior to the current date must be reviewed before destruction. Units should also contact the University Archivist before discarding any document which may be of permanent or historical value to the University. To safeguard the privacy of individuals, documents that contain salary information, personally identifiable information (PII), or student records must also be shredded. See Policy AD53 - Privacy Policy and AD22 - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act for additional information regarding privacy and the protection of an individual's personal information. For documents that must be shredded, departments may arrange for Blue Bag service by contacting the Blue/White Shredding Program of the Office of Physical Plant. Exceptions to the practice are as follows:

Additional questions may be directed to the University Archivist or the Records Management Officer.




For questions, additional details, or to request changes to this procedure, please contact the Associate Controller.


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Date Approved: 7/6/15

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