2009/10 Support Budget II

Additional Challenges

Deferred Maintenance (Beyond Compact),
$25 Million

The facilities of the 23 campuses of the CSU plus the Office of the Chancellor constitute over 48 million gross square feet (GSF) of state-funded space and over 30 million GSF of non-state-funded facilities. A snapshot of the CSU’s capital facilities is provided in the table below:

  State-Funded Facilities Non-State-Funded Facilities    
  Number GSF Number GSF Total Number Total
Less than 30 years old 592 21,879,399 261 23,353,535 853 45,232,934
30–50 years old 457 20,298,305 135 8,111,583 592 28,409,888
Greater than 50 years old 355 6,258,201 23 273,464 378 6,531,665
Totals 1,404 48,435,905 419 31,738,582 1,823 80,174,487

A substantial number of CSU facilities were built in the period from the late 1950s through the mid-1960s. In 1974, the CSU began tracking deferred maintenance, replacement, and renewal costs. In 1995, this data was incorporated into a Facilities Replacement Renewal Model (FRRM) for the CSU, based on a similar model developed for the UC. In 2008/09, the CSU conservatively estimates a systemwide deferred maintenance backlog of over $435 million.

Since receiving approval from the Department of Finance, the CSU has been able to include a Capital Renewal Program for capital infrastructure and Group I equipment as a component of the CSU Capital Outlay Program. The Capital Renewal Program is envisioned to range from $25 million to $50 million annually and has helped address campus priorities to replace systems to reduce the amount of deferred maintenance. But the Capital Renewal Program by itself is insufficient to address the CSU’s backlog of deferred maintenance needs. If the CSU is to adequately maintain the state’s investments in capital facilities and infrastructure, additional funds are required to meet the documented need.

This one-time funding request of $25 million will help the CSU address the outstanding deferred maintenance backlog and support the CSU’s commitment to increasing its maintenance budgets to provide safe, functional, and efficiently operating buildings to serve its students, faculty, and staff.