Mandatory costs are expenditures the university must pay regardless of the level of funding allocated by the state, and they often increase despite growing, flat or declining state support. The 2022-23 operating budget request includes $40.5 million for increases due to inflation on non-personnel expenditures, maintenance of new facilities and minimum wage rate.
Inflation impacts all areas of the university and, for the most
part, salary and benefit cost increases are addressed through
collective bargaining and state budgetary processes. Over
the past decade, the CSU operating costs have increased
on variety of expenses such as technology, instructional
equipment, library subscriptions, supplies, contracts,
insurance and any other non-personnel expenditures. The
2022-23 operating budget request includes $29.6 million for
increases due to cost-of-living adjustment.
The CSU is scheduled to open 149,467 square feet of new
facilities in 2022-23. The cost to fund regular maintenance of
these facilities is $20.70 per square foot, for a total of $3.1 million
in 2022-23. Regular maintenance of new facilities includes the
cost of utilities, building maintenance, custodial, landscape and
In January 2022, the California minimum wage will increase
from $14 per hour to $15 per hour. The estimated annualized
cost of the increase on CSU campuses is $7.8 million.