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This web page is designed to keep the University community apprised of UNCG's response to the unprecedented economic challenges facing North Carolina and the country. The website provides relevant information from President Tom Ross, Chancellor Brady, the Office of State Budget and Management, and other important campus and North Carolina links related to the budget process and ongoing budget reduction plans. This website will be updated as additional relevant information becomes available. To receive notification of website updates, join our listserv.

2015-17 State Budget Planning

Posted on Monday, November 10th, 2014 under Budget News

For the preparation of the Governor’s 2015‐17 Recommended State Budget, the Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM) required all agencies to submit operating recommendations equating to a net 2% reduction (excluding enrollment change) by October 31, 2014.

Click here to download a presentation on budget planning discussed by the UNCG Budget Sounding Board on September 19th and October 10th.

Click here to download a presentation prepared for the UNC Board of Governors on the 2015‐17 initial operating and capital budget priorities including 2% reduction options provided by the UNC campuses and UNC General Administration.

Posted in Budget News.

Tuition and Student Fee Discussion for 2015-17

Posted on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 under Budget News

The following presentation was shared during the Chancellor’s Open Forums on Tuition & Student Fees on Monday, November 3. For the past two months, two committees have reviewed proposals for campus-initiated tuition increases and student fee increases for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic years. Yesterday’s forums provided opportunities for the campus community to provide input before the committees make recommendations to the Chancellor. Continued opportunities to provide input and feedback will be available through November 11, 2014 using the following email addresses: tuition@uncg.edu and student.fees@uncg.edu.

Click here to download the presentation.

Posted in Budget News.

State Budget Update – Employee Compensation

Posted on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 under Budget News

The following message was e-mailed to the campus community on October 15, 2014. 

We’d like to provide an update on where we stand on employee compensation increases at UNCG, as a result of the 2014-15 state budget.

The 2014-15 state budget passed by the North Carolina General Assembly and signed into law by Governor McCrory in August includes a $1,000 salary increase for permanent, full-time SPA employees that was pro-rated for part-time employees. This salary increase was implemented at UNCG in the August payroll retroactive to July 1. An additional 40 hours of bonus leave for eligible full-time, leave-earning employees was included in the budget with a pro-rata amount for part-time, leave-earning employees. This compensation enhancement went into effect on September 1, 2014  and can be used as leave or paid out upon retirement or departure from UNCG.

The state budget also calls for $5 million for salary increases for EPA employees across the entire UNC System. The UNC Board of Governors has allocated $335,000 to UNCG, including benefits. With 1,500 faculty and non-faculty EPA employees, the distribution of this small pool of funds would not result in a significant across-the-board pay increase. Given UNCG’s recent enrollment declines and associated budget reductions, UNCG currently is not in a position to provide a salary increase to all full-time EPA employees. Read More

Posted in Budget News.

General Assembly Passes 2014-15 Budget

Posted on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 under Budget News, State Budget News

On August 2, 2014, the North Carolina House and Senate finalized passage of the 2014-15 budget, an adjustment to the second year of the biennial budget approved in 2013. Earlier today, Governor McCrory signed the state’s budget bill. Now, the UNC Board of Governors has the responsibility to determine how funds will be distributed to each campus across the UNC system. After the Board of Governors makes its allocation decisions, which we expect will occur within the next several weeks, we will have an understanding about the impact of the new state budget on UNCG.

The committee report can be found here (UNC begins on page F-11).

The budget bill document is available here (UNC System begins on page 56).

UNC General Administration has provided a side-by-side comparison of the adopted Conference Budget to the Senate Budget, House Budget, UNC System Budget Priorities and Governor’s Proposed Budget. It is available here. Read More

Posted in Budget News, State Budget News.

House Proposed 2014-15 Budget and Start of Conference Process

Posted on Friday, June 20th, 2014 under State Budget News

The North Carolina House passed their $21.1 billion budget on Friday, June 13, by a vote of 77-35. The budget is an adjustment to the second year of the two-year budget approved by the legislature in 2013.

To address differences between the two plans, the Senate and the House will now work together in a conference committee to reconcile their proposed budget adjustments for the 2014-15 budget. Once passed, the House and Senate will send a final budget to Governor McCrory for his signature or veto.

Below is General Administration’s side-by-side comparison of the UNC Board of Governors (BOG) priorities, the Governor’s recommended budget, and the Senate and House budgets, as well as links to the final text of the House’s version of the full bill and a comparison report on the House and Senate budgets.

2014-15 Budget_Comparison_House_2014-06-13

House Appropriations Committee Report (UNC System begins on page 27)

House Budget Bill final version adopted 6-13-14 (UNC System begins on page 67, Part XI)

Comparison Report for House and Senate Budgets (UNC System begins on page 18)

Tom Ross

June 13, 2014

UNC President Tom Ross issued the following statement on the proposed 2014-15 state budget adopted by the NC House of Representatives:

The proposed 2014-15 state budget adopted today by the North Carolina House demonstrates strong and positive support for some key University priorities. Importantly, the proposed budget funds salary increases for all state workers, including University faculty and staff, and makes targeted investments in some research areas highlighted in our strategic plan. We also are grateful that the House budget provides critical flexibility needed to manage our operations efficiently and effectively. We thank House leaders for addressing our concerns throughout their budget deliberations and look forward to working with the Budget Conference Committee to ensure that the University is equipped to develop the talent and innovation needed to improve North Carolina’s competitive position and build a stronger future for the state.

Posted in State Budget News.