The Center for California Studies (CCS) is a unit of the CSU whose mission is to bridge academia and government in the service of strengthening California’s democracy. Central to this mission is the administration of a number of fellowship, internship and other programs, which include:
Budget Background. The Center’s budget covers a range of costs, including: staff salaries and benefits; stipends, benefits and graduate tuition for 64 Capital Fellows; direct grants for the Faculty Research Fellows program; conference and symposium expenses; and miscellaneous other costs.
In January 2020, due to a change in the federal government’s definition of who is eligible for overtime (CSU Code: HR 2019-07; Reference: HR/Salary 2019-21), the Center had to increase the monthly stipends for all 64 Capital Fellows, resulting in an increase cost of approximately $156,000. The Center for California Studies submitted a Budget Change Proposal in April 2020 to fund this increased cost, however, the proposal was denied by the Department of Finance. Although the Center has not received additional funding for this, we have been able to pay for this increase from miscellaneous prior- and current-year savings.
Following is a summary of the Center's current year budget:
1 Allocation of increased benefit costs for Center Staff
For the budget year, adjustments for the Center (to be determined) will be shown in Item 6610-002-001 of the State Budget Act of 2022-2023.