USB prohibits concurrent implementation of projects with similar, or like, titles, contractors, goals and objectives. Action teams/support committees must determine uniqueness of each project prior to project budget approval. Projects and detailed project budgets must be approved by a majority of the action team/support committee members present at the meeting. Project budgets may not be exceeded and must be managed by the appropriate project manager to approved budget category/ies. If there is no scope adjustment and the total budget is unchanged, budget category adjustments between 10% (ten percent) and 19% (nineteen precent) require action team chair/support committee chair approval, and budget category adjustments of 20% (twenty percent) or greater require action team/support committee approval. For example for a total project budget of one million dollars with a $50,000 subcontractor budget category;
      • with an increase or decrease to the subcontractor budget category less than $5,000 would not require approval
      • with an increase or decrease to the subcontractor budget category between $5,000 and $9,999 would require approval by the action team chair/support committee chair
      • with an increase or decrease to the subcontractor budget category of $10,000 and greater would require approval by the action team/support committee
Project total budget adjustments (increases or turnbacks) and/or scope adjustments require action team/support committee approval.