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On 5/20/2011 the Information Technology Board approved the recommendation from the IT Infrastructure Funding Committee that the campus implement an FTE-based Technology Infrastructure Fee for FY 2011/2012.

Following that recommendation, the Office of Information Systems & Technology will be developing an Income & Recharge Committee proposal for the proposed fee, and is already involved in campus consultation on the subject.

For more information about the proposed fee, please see the documents below:


The IT Infrastructure Funding Committee recommendation to the Information Technology Board.

Appendix 1: Proposed Services and Expenses for the Fiscal Year 2011/2012 FTE fee.

Campus Consultation:

The presentation from the June 1, 2011 Spring Quarter MSO/Business Officers Meeting.

Frequently Asked Questions:

This document will be growing over time - last updated 12/15/2011.


A spreadsheet comparing actual costs paid for FY 2010/2011 versus corresponding TIF costs for the same time period.

A comparison of UCSB's proposed fee with 6 other UC campues that already have implemented a similar fee.


For questions about the TIF, please contact Tom Putnam, Associate Vice Chancellor for IT and CIO and/or Elise Meyer, Associate Director, Office of Information Technology at

Frequently Asked Questions

FY 2013/2014 TIF FAQ

last updated February 4, 2013

1. What is the proposed rate for FY 13/14 Technology Infrastructure Fee (TIF)?

We are proposing a rate increase from the current $8.12/FTE/month to $10.30/FTE/month beginning with the July 2013 recharge, which would be based on June 2013 payroll.

2. Why is the rate increasing from last year?

Comparison with other UC Technology Infrastructure Fees

UCSB approved the Technology Infrastructure Fee (TIF) with a rate of $8.12/FTE/month for FY 2012-2013.  The services that are partially covered by this fee are described here.  How does this fee amount and services compare to what other UCs have been doing?  Included below is information about the similar fees that are currently being charged at 6 other UCs.  Service details are listed for each campus following the table.  Communications Workers, Communications User

Appendix 1: Proposed Services and Expenses for the Fiscal Year 2011/2012 FTE fee

1. Fee Scope:

The services described for the existing RUAC IP Address Fee and the existing Data Network Surcharge should be funded by the FTE Fee, and for this first year only, the amount of expenses to be recovered by the fee shall be set to a net baseline amount based on actual amounts recovered by the old fees, rather than full cost recovery for these services.

2. Explanation of the net baseline amount to be recovered:

TIF Presentation at the Spring Quarter MSO/Business Officers Meeting June 1, 2011

Attached below, please find the slides from this presentation.

The ITB endorses the Technology Infrastructure Fee for Fiscal Year 2011/2012

At their 5/20/2011 meeting the Information Technology Board (ITB) endorsed the recommendations from the IT Infrastructure Funding Committee.

The next step is to develop a proposal for the Income & Recharge Committee and to start Campus Consultation.

IT Infrastructure Funding Committee Recommendation to ITB on 5/20/2011

The IT Infrastructure Funding Committee is submitting the following recommendation to the Information Technology Board on 5/20/2011:

Existing Fees' Service Descriptions

This document describes the costs and services that are funded by the existing $11/year RUAC IP Address recharge and the $6.50/month Data Network Surcharge on business telephone lines.

RUAC / IP Address Recharge Service Description and Cost:

When the RUAC IP Address recharge was first instituted in FY 90/91 it provided support for the campus data network, and in FY 08/09 it was expanded to include a campus-wide security program. The functions of these two different operations are described below:

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