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UA System Division of Agriculture (UADA)

Open Checkbook

In compliance with Arkansas Code 6-61-137, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture has created a website to present a database of unaudited expenditure data. The database provides transparency to the people of Arkansas and our constituents of our stewardship of public resources.

What You’ll Find

This site does not report information that is protected by law. Reported expenditures include those made by check or electronic transfer. Transactions reported are based on "raw" data from the Division's accounting systems, and are neither consolidated with related entities nor audited. Therefore, data will not agree with amounts reported in budgets, schedules, or annual financial statements.

Although the Division initiates and processes its financial transactions, the Division's financial information is consolidated with and reported by the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in its annual financial statements. Similarly, the Division's financial information is audited by the Arkansas Legislative Audit in conjunction with the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville audit.

Expenditures are reported in the following categories:

  • Benefits & Payroll Withholdings
  • Capital Expenditures & Related Debt
  • Compensation
  • Maintenance & Operations
  • Travel

Benefits & Payroll Withholdings are reported in the aggregate by month as they are paid to the respective vendors or the University of Arkansas System Office (for ultimate payment to benefit vendors). This category also reports amounts voluntarily withheld from employees' pay and remitted to designated vendors.

Capital Expenditures & Related Debt includes expenditures for assets that meet the Division's capitalization threshold and expenditures for debt related to capital asset purchases if any. The Division's capitalization threshold is $5,000 and has no bonded debt.

Compensation is reported as a gross amount paid to employees for the time period noted.

Maintenance & Operations includes the majority of expenditures reported, including expenditures for supplies, contract services, minor furniture, equipment, etc.

Travel includes payments or reimbursements for airfare, hotels, mileage, meals while in travel status, registration fees for conferences, etc.

The Division operates on a July 1 - June 30 fiscal year. The database is updated quarterly and presented by fiscal year to display payments.

Open Checkbook Data Since FY2021

Link to current FY data - click here.

Open Checkbook Historical Data

Historical data is provided for each unit seperately:

  • Agricultural Experiment Station (AES)
  • Cooperative Extension Service (CES)


















The data is derived from general ledger accounting records and is raw, unaudited, and unconsolidated data. Therefore, it will not agree with amounts displayed in budget documents, financial statements, or supporting schedules, and is not intended to supplement or replace the annual audited financial report.

Information that is not permissible for posting under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act of 1967 and federal laws or regulations is not included.

Certain expenditures are aggregated and others are shown in detail depending on their nature. 

To report problems accessing this data, fill out the contact us form.