STATE BUDGET DIVISION
Administrative Services State Budget Division
Nebraska Budget Request & Reporting System
Nebraska Budget Request & Reporting System:
Frequently Asked Questions
The budget application is a web-based application that requires only a web browser to use. No other applications are required.
The latest versions of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox are supported. Internet Explorer versions 9 and 10 are supported. Internet Explorer 11 is not currently supported.
The application was designed to be viewed at a resolution of 1240x1068. A setting smaller than this might result in additional vertical or horizontal scrolling.
Clicking on Hide Menu will hide the left menu from view. This could help make more of the screen visible, thereby increasing the field widths and reducing the need for horizontal scrolling.
Clicking on Show Menu will bring the left menu back into view. This could reduce the field widths and potentially increase the amount of horizontal scrolling needed to see data on the screen.
On or before September 15, 2016.
Clicking on the blue question mark symbol will bring up step-by-step instructions which include content expectations for the various system screens.
Your agency has assigned you a specific system Role. If you hover your mouse pointer over your ID in the upper right corner of the screen, your assigned Role will be displayed. Have your Agency Administrator contact the State Budget Division if this Role does not afford you the level of access that you require.
No. You must click the Save button to save your data. It is recommended that you click Save frequently during your interaction with the system so as to avoid any unintended data loss.
Yes. The submitted budget request for prior budget cycles can be viewed by changing the Budget Cycle to “2015-2017" or some other available value. You will not be able to change any information but you can view the data and print any reports.
An Issue is a distinct “decision point” developed by an agency for its budget request within which the agency requests a change in appropriation and/or salary limit for consideration by the Governor and Legislature (the change is relative to the base appropriation and salary limit level). An Issue might affect only one subprogram within one program or might involve every subprogram in the agency.
Issues are categorized into Issue Types. They include Agency Issues (specific to the agency), IT Issues (an issue created to accompany an IT Project Proposal), Multi-Agency Issues (an inter-agency issue), and Enterprise Issues (an issue common to most, if not all, agencies such as DAS Accounting assessments).
Multi-Agency and Enterprise Issues are created by the State Budget Division and assigned to agencies. Multi-Agency Issues will be created and assigned at the request of an agency or agencies.
Yes. Files may be attached on any narrative screen tab.
Yes. An attachment will be limited to 3MB.
Yes, but video files are likely too large to be practical. Files in a format commonly available to the public, such as Adobe PDF, are highly recommended. Also, be aware of what you name your file as that file will be available to the public.
No. Narrative is required to be provided via the text editor windows in the system. Note the minimum and maximum character requirements on each narrative tab. The number of characters in the text editor window will update after each Save.
That may depend on the specific firewall limitations constructed by the agency. Generally, all that is required is access the budget system is access to the Internet.
No. Navigating away from a narrative screen without saving may result in the loss of entered text. It is recommended that you click Save frequently to avoid an unintended loss of data.
Yes. The NBRRS Agency Administrator for the agency or the agency Director can request to have the Agency, Program and Division narrative copied forward from the prior budget submission.
Yes. The Agency Administrator in the NBRRS for the agency can selectively copy Building Renewal Project data, including narrative, from the prior budget submission to the 2017-2019 budget request using the Building Renewal Project Copy screen.
You can choose to print in either HTML or PDF format. The final Budget Request Document will be produced in PDF format. It is highly recommended that an agency print reports in PDF format prior to submission to confirm the report looks correct.
Yes, but two different users cannot edit the same data set at the same time.
Using this button copies the salary figures from the base Current Appropriation column into the “Est Salary” column.
Yes, at the request of the agency. Please note that data entered in EnterpriseOne for the Budget Status Report must be at the same level of detail as the agency’s budget request and utilize the proper subledger entries to separately identify “new” appropriation, reappropriations, and certified encumbrance reappropriations.
Issues include subprogram detail.
Yes. This would represent a reduction in requested level of appropriation or salary limit.
No, because the system will lock the Issue once a user enters EDIT mode.
No. Agencies will need to use the rates included in the budget instructions to calculate these benefit costs based on individual circumstances and enter these amounts manually.
There is no screen that will show this information. Agency, Division, Program, and Subprogram level request reports are available to view budget request totals.
The IT project screen identifies the IT project for consideration by the NITC. Creation of an IT Project Proposal automatically generates an IT Issue within the agency’s request. The agency must separately enter the request amounts for the IT Issue for consideration by the Governor and Legislature.
Yes for data input screens, but not for Narrative screens.
The system will automatically log you out after 30 minutes of inactivity. You will receive a warning when 5 minutes are left. If during that 5 minutes you perform any action that updates the screen (e.g. SAVE or change to different screen,) the 30 minute timer will restart.
No. The system will not automatically Save your data. Any data entered after your last Save will be lost.
No, but the Agency needs to be sure the base year amounts accurately reflect the budget they can support in the next biennium.
It is possible that the fund you are looking for may be a child of another fund or still needs to be assigned to your agency. Contact your State Budget Division budget analyst for assistance.