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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.

Presentation to Faculty Senate: Provisional Budget Reduction Plan 2014-15

Posted on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 under Budget News

Chancellor Brady presented the following PowerPoint to members of the Faculty Senate during their regular meeting on April 2, 2014. 

Presentation to Faculty Senate_Provisional Budget Reduction Plan 2014_15

Posted in Budget News.

Budget Update

Posted on Friday, March 21st, 2014 under Budget News
The following message was sent by Chancellor Brady to faculty and staff on March 13, 2014.
 
Dear faculty and staff,
 
I know that many of you are taking advantage of UNCG’s Spring Break to be with family and friends, but want to update you on decisions I have made regarding the budget cut we will experience during 2014-15. During the past several weeks I have engaged with the university community in a variety of settings. These opportunities for interaction with students, faculty, staff, academic department heads, members of our Board of Trustees and others have been very helpful as I reconsidered the initial allocation decision I shared with executive staff and the Deans Council in late January.
 
Based on the input I received I have made the final allocations, which are included in the attached document (Click here to download the proposed UNCG Cuts for 2014-15 Summary). Notably, I have reduced the initial allocation to Academic Affairs from 84 percent of the total budget cut to 73 percent. The gap has been closed through the allocation of deeper cuts to other divisions of the university. While this does not exempt Academic Affairs from the budget cuts, it does, I believe, reflect the priority we place on our academic mission.
 
In coming weeks, the provost, vice chancellors, members of Deans Council, department heads and supervisors will work with faculty and staff to determine how best to make these reductions. I have made it clear that across-the-board reductions will not be supported, and that our primary goal must be to protect instruction and efforts to restore enrollment. I encourage you to get involved in this process within your school/college, department or other administrative unit. I have asked that provisional plans be prepared by the end of March, to enable me to present the overall university plan to the Faculty Senate on April 2. As you know, budget reduction plans across the UNC system do not become final until after the North Carolina General Assembly convenes on May 14 and adjourns in June following passage of the 2014-15 state budget.  
 
I will continue to keep you informed through emails and updates to our budget central website. The website contains an updated list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
 
Thanks for all you do for UNCG.
 
Sincerely,
 
Linda P. Brady
Chancellor
Posted in Budget News.

UNCG Reduction-in-Force (RIF) Plan Calendar and Timeline

Posted on Monday, March 3rd, 2014 under Budget News

Please click here to download the memo titled, “UNCG RIF Plan 2014-15.” 

Posted in Budget News.

Budget Update – February 19, 2014

Posted on Friday, February 21st, 2014 under Budget News

The following communication from Chancellor Brady was emailed to faculty, staff and students on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.

Dear faculty, staff and students,

While UNCG’s budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year will not be known until the conclusion of the General Assembly’s legislative session this summer, I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you what we now know and to seek your input.

We are currently preparing for a reduction of approximately $12.8 million to our state-appropriated budget in 2014-15. Nearly $8 million of that reduction is due to a drop in enrollment. Most of the remainder of the anticipated budget reduction is contingent on whether the following are included in the 2014-15 state budget that will be finalized this summer: a) the second year of cuts included in the 2013-15 state budget passed by the General Assembly and signed into law last summer ($1.5 million); b) a 2% cut request from the Office of State Budget and Management ($3.1 million). The last piece of the reduction will be used to provide funding for anticipated ongoing Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) and compliance expenses ($300,000).

I have been working with the Executive Staff, Deans Council and Faculty Senate leadership since early January on strategies for addressing the budget cut and stabilizing our enrollment in order to avoid this situation in the future. I have charged our university’s leaders to develop strategic approaches to their budget cuts, avoid horizontal (across the board) reductions, identify vertical cuts, administrative efficiencies and collaborations across divisions, and place priority on protecting enrollment and instruction. The latter point is critical in order to avoid another significant reduction in 2015-16. Read More

Posted in Budget News.

January 2014 Fiscal Research Division General Fund Revenue Report

Posted on Friday, January 17th, 2014 under State Budget News

Fiscal Research Division

The North Carolina General Fund Revenue Report for January 2014 developed by the Fiscal Research Division of the General Assembly can be seen here. This report is an update provided by the General Assembly’s Fiscal Research Division that summarizes revenue for the current fiscal year and outlines the risks to revenue receipts for the current year. 

The following is an excerpt from the report:

  • General Fund collections through December are $83.5 million above the revenue target of $10.0 billion for the first-half of the fiscal year.
  • Corporate income tax revenue is the main reason collections are ahead of target. Continued signs of weakness in wage and salary income tax withholding may be a cause for some concern. 
  • A steady, moderate growth pattern emerged in 2013 and is expected to be with us throughout the fiscal year. In 2014, most economic forecasts anticipate an improving economy with growth slightly below average. 
  • Employment growth, while showing signs of improving, has yet to advance like other parts of the economy. Developing strength in the national economy, as well as the global economy, should help the employment picture this year. 

General Fund Revenue Report

News: NC gets $84M more than expected through December 

 

Posted in State Budget News.