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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 Gilliam, 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.

A Message from the Chancellor on the 2015-17 Biennium Budget

Posted on Friday, September 18th, 2015 under Budget News, State Budget News

September 17, 2015

Dear Budget Sounding Board Members,

The North Carolina General Assembly is in the process of finalizing the biennium budget for the 2015‐16 and 2016‐17 fiscal years.  As with previous updates sent by Provost Dunn and Vice Chancellor Maimone, the information below is our best prediction of how the budget decisions will affect UNCG. The exact impact to each constituent institution is determined by President Ross and the Board of Governors, who will be working over the next few weeks to make their final decisions.

Here are the items in the budget documents that will impact UNCG:

  • $750 bonus to all state employees to be paid in December 2015
  • Full funding of enrollment growth for both years ($2.3 million in 2015‐16 and $2.5 million in 2016‐17)
  • Approximately 0.8% ($1.1M) management flexibility budget reduction for 2015‐16 and an additional 1% ($1.5M) for the 2016‐17 fiscal year
  • A limit of $1M in state funds that can be used for fundraising expenses – for UNCG this could mean an additional budget reduction of $3.1M in the second year of thebiennium
  • $474,000 appropriated to support in‐state tuition for veterans
  • $100,000 for the North Carolina Research Campus
  • $2M for the support of Union Square (UNCG expects $1M with the remainder going to NC A&T)

Attached you will find the updated budget dashboard that we have been using to track the progress of the budget process.  If you have any questions, please contact Vice Chancellor Maimone (camaimon@uncg.edu) for more information.

While this news is challenging, I am confident that we are moving in a positive direction, especially given the fine work that has already been done to stabilize our enrollment. Every indication is that we will meet or possibly exceed our enrollment predictions for the year.

Thank you for all you are doing for UNCG.  I am looking forward to meeting with the Budget Sounding Board very soon.


Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr.


September 17, 2015 Sounding Board Budget Dashboard

Posted in Budget News, State Budget News.

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.