To advance the integration of DEI work into all aspects of the university’s operations, starting in 2016, DEI efforts became a formal part of discussions and decisions for annual campus budget allocations. To maintain momentum and assure steady progress in all unit DEI action plans, the university aligned the annual DEI progress reporting process with the yearly U-M budget cycle. In addition, the chief diversity officer continues to attend budget meetings that are the basis for campuswide budget decisions.