The University of Central Arkansas has launched its financial transparency webpage to provide the public information regarding the university’s stewardship of public funds. The database, called “UCA Open Checkbook,” is intended to provide transparency to constituents and the citizens of Arkansas. In 2011, the Arkansas General Assembly passed legislation that required state institutions to post records of expenditures to a website operated by each institution. View UCA Open Checkbook.
The data is derived from general ledger accounting records and is not intended to supplement or replace the annual audited financial report, according to university officials. Data include benefits, capital outlay, compensation, maintenance and operations, travel and university scholarships. Information is searchable by fiscal year or category.
Information that is not permissible under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act of 1967 and federal laws or regulations is not included. Certain payee names have been removed in order to protect the privacy of individuals, in accordance with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) regulations or where it might be a violation of protected information. These redacted names appear as “Privacy Protection Required.”
Additional reports including the university’s master plan, strategic plan, economic impact study, as well as current and future campus projects are accessible through the webpage.