Proposed FY 2003 Budget Reductions

SEPTEMBER 10, 2002

University of Nebraska-Lincoln


SENIOR VICE CHANCELLOR FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
Area Description Programmatic Impact   FTEs
      Total
Savings
Admin Ten Fac. Pre Tenure Other Fac M/P Staff O/S Staff
      F V F V F V F V F V
                             
College of Architecture Faculty, Community & Regional Planning Eliminates vacant faculty positions           1.60            
  Dept Chair, Community & Regional Planning Eliminates department chair administrative position     0.40                  
  Subtotal Arch   $144,027                      
                             
College of Arts and Sciences Nebraska Humanities Center Eliminates the Nebraska Humanities Center which promotes cooperative work among humanities scholars at UNL and across Nebraska. Part-time positions, operating and faculty grants program eliminated.                 0.50   0.65  
  Subtotal A & S.   $96,652                      
                             
College of Business Administration Director, Council on Economic Education Eliminates state funding for President/Director position of the Nebraska Council on Economic Education which funds economics education outreach programs in the state   0.76                    
  Director, Council on Economic Education Eliminates state funding for a Director position of the Nebraska Council on Economic Education which funds economics education outreach programs in the state   1.00                    
  Operating, Council on Economic Education Eliminates state operating funds for the Nebraska Council on Economic Education                        
  Subtotal CBA   $178,303                      
                             
Law College Reduce Law Library Periodicals budget Reduces State support for Law Library acquisitions to 20%                        
  Operating Reduces State support for Law College operations to 35%                        
  Faculty vacant lines Reduces funds on vacant line to entry level position. Visiting scholar program and adjunct faculty program reduced.           1.00   0.85        
  Reduce office service position from .75 FTE to .50 FTE Reduces support services provided to alumni relations                   0.25    
  Student Wages Eliminates student worker line in the dean's office                        
  Subtotal Law   $300,000                      
                             
Teachers College Dean's Office Expected administrative savings from potential college merger, Dean's Office   1.00                    
  Subtotal Teachers   $245,000                      
                             
College of Human Resources and Family Sciences Dean's Office Expected administrative savings from potential college merger, Dean's Office   ?                    
  Staff Secretary III Reduces 12 month employee to 9 months                     0.25  
  Subtotal CHRFS   $55,000                      
                             
NETV Neb*Sat Instr Delivery Decreases distance learning service                        
  CCTV Engineer Conversion to automated classrooms eliminates ongoing technician maintenance                 1.00      
  Reduce Director of Educ Telec from .35 FTE to .275 FTE Reduces support for NETCHE programming                 0.08      
  Student Wages Reduces student employee help                        
  Operating, Classroom Equipment Reduces the upgrade, replacement and repair of equipment in distance learning classrooms                        
  Subtotal NETV   $171,000                      
                             
Division of Continuing Studies Dean's Office Administrations Eliminates dean, associate dean, and secretarial specialist positions; GTA line, travel, and operating   1.00 1.00               1.00  
  Program Specialist Eliminates a .5 FTE position that provides program support to faculty for courses taught through distance learning                 0.50      
  Evening Programs Eliminates centralized student advising, Assistant Director and 1.5 O/S positions. Retains some GTA and all faculty instructional funds   1.00           4.65 1.00   1.50  
  DCS administrative infrastructure Eliminates administrative positions for business operations, marketing and Information Systems and student worker line. Positions provide centralized administrative support to various units within DCS   3.00                    
  Statewide Learning Centers Eliminates UNL's administrative support for the Learning Centers in Grand Island, North Platte and Lincoln   0.25         1.08   0.33   0.41  
  Non-state aided FTE reductions               0.17 2.00 17.17 3.00 19.86 6.00
  Subtotal DCS   $896,824                      
                             
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs SVCAA Office, operating Reduces support to faculty and academic programs                        
  Administrative Stipends, Summer Sessions Eliminates administrative stipends to 9 month chairs in 14 departments. Amount of stipends historically based on credit hour workload. Responsibility for summer compensation will shift to the colleges.                        
  Non-credit Program Support, Summer Sessions Eliminates SS funding to Nebraska Repertory Theatre, International Teaching Institute, and Ross Film Theatre                        
  Graduate Assistant Support, Summer Sessions Less GA support available for courses with large enrollments                        
  Compensation Salary Cap, Summer Sessions Potentially could reduce the incentive for higher paid faculty to teach during the summer                        
  Enrollment Management, Summer Sessions Fewer specialized courses offered; larger class sizes and class limits; enforcement of minimum class size policy; improved coordination of summer courses with academic year curriculum; course offering priorities established based on demand, access, and degree requirements; more flexible time and place of offerings                        
  Operating, Summer Sessions Fewer operating funds dispersed to departments in support of summer programs.                        
  Subtotal VC   $1,048,380                      
                             
  TOTAL ACADEMIC AFFAIRS $3,135,186 8.01 1.40 0.00 0.00 2.60 1.25 7.50 20.58 3.25 23.67 6.00
                             
                             
INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Area Description Programmatic Impact   FTEs
      Total Admin Ten Fac. Pre Tenure Other Fac M/P Staff O/S Staff
      Savings F V F V F V F V F V
                             
South Central Research and Extension Center 4-H Youth Specialist Reduces 4-H programming capability             0.90          
  Faculty Extension Plant Pathologist Reduces extension plant diseases capability         1.00              
  Small Scale Enterprise Specialist Reduces small business development capability             0.90          
  Water Mgmt Engineer Reduces irrigation research/ext. capacity           1.00            
  Administrative Asst Program Eliminated                   1.00    
  Computer Technologist Program Eliminated                 0.50      
  Communication Associate Program Eliminated                 0.75      
  Research Technologist Program Eliminated                     0.75  
  Accounting Clerk Program Eliminated                     0.89  
  Staff Secretary Program Eliminated                     0.75  
  Research Technologist Program Eliminated                     0.50  
  Staff Secretary Program Eliminated                     1.00  
  Staff Secretary Program Eliminated                     0.75  
  Operating Program Eliminated                        
  Utilities Program Eliminated                        
  Non-state aided FTE reductions               0.20   3.25   4.86  
  Subtotal South Central Rsch & Extension Cntr   $661,707                      
                             
IANR Administration District Director Program Eliminated   1.00                    
  Director SNRS Reduced Administrative support to Academic Programs     1.00                  
  State 4H Director Reduced Administrative support to 4-H Programs     1.00                  
  Assoc Dean Reduced Administrative support to Academic Programs     0.25                  
  Facilities Coordinator Reduced Administrative support to Academic Programs                   1.00    
  Subtotal IANR Administrative   $505,737                      
                             
West Central Research & Extension Ctr Diagnostic Lab Diagnostic Veterinarian Testing redirected to Lincoln Lab         1.00              
  Staff Secretary Testing redirected to Lincoln Lab                     0.50  
  Research Technician Testing redirected to Lincoln Lab                     1.00  
  Lab Manager Testing redirected to Lincoln Lab                 0.85      
  Operating Testing redirected to Lincoln Lab                        
  Non-state aided FTE reductions                   0.15      
  Subtotal West Central Rsch & Ext Ctr Diagnostic Lab   $211,370                      
                             
Commun.& Information Tech. Computer Technologist Program Eliminated                 0.50      
  Training Coordinator Reduced computer training                 0.50      
  Web Designer Move to revolving Funds                 0.15      
  Staff Secretary Move to revolving Funds                     0.44  
  Subtotal Communication & Information Technology   $67,191                      
                             
Family Life Family Life Specialist Limited family life programs at West Central and Northeast Research and Extension Centers           2.00            
  Subtotal Family Life   $110,000                      
                             
Projected Retirements                            
  Faculty Loss of academic program capability           1.00            
  Subtotal Projected Retirements   $100,000                      
                             
Nebraska Forest Service Rural Fire Trng/Equipment Manager Move to Federal Grant Funds             0.24          
  Program Leader Community Forester Move to Federal Grant Funds             0.50          
  Tree Recovery Act Significantly reduces community tree replacement program                        
  NRCS Forester Reduced forestry plantings design capacity               0.44        
  Asst State Forester Reduced administrative program planning support     0.25                  
  Non-state aided FTE reductions       0.75         0.56        
  Subtotal Nebraska Forest Service   $175,307                      
                             
Nebraska State-wide Arboretum Director NSA Move .15 FTE to Grant Funds             0.15          
  Asst Director Horticulture Prgm Move .15 FTE to Grant Funds                 0.15      
  Special Projects Coordinator Decreased outreach activities                   0.14    
  Non-state aided FTE reductions                     0.86    
  Subtotal Nebraska State-wide Arboretum   $25,375                      
                             
Veterinary Student Contract Program Vet Student Contract Funds Reduce KSU student slots for Nebraskans                        
  Subtotal Veterinary Student Contract   $67,217                      
                             
Learning Centers Staff and Operating Eliminate support for Grand Island, North Platte and Lincoln Learning Centers             1.09   0.34   0.66  
  Subtotal Learning Centers   $104,863                      
                             
  TOTAL REDUCTIONS IANR $2,028,767 1.00 3.25 0.00 2.00 4.00 3.98 1.00 7.14 3.00 12.10 0.00
                             
BUSINESS AND FINANCE
Area Description Programmatic Impact   FTEs
      Total Admin Ten Fac. Pre Tenure Other Fac M/P Staff O/S Staff
      Savings F V F V F V F V F V
                             
Fiscal Affairs                            
Student Accounts Accounting Clerk II Reduces staff in the student short-term loan program as a result of declining participation in the student short term loan program.                     1.00  
Accounts Payable Accounting Clerk III Staffing efficiencies achieved via on-line SAP processing and restructuring of work responsibilities in Accounting.                       1.00
  Subtotal Fiscal Affairs   $53,060                      
                             
Operations Analysis Student Salaries Eliminates all clerical support for staff.                        
  Subtotal Operations Analysis   $5,000                      
                             
Human Resources Information Specialist Discontinues focused technology support in Human Resources.                 1.00      
  Subtotal Human Resources   $43,975                      
                             
Facilities Management                            
Interior Painting Painters Eliminate 50% state-funded painting. Painting schedules would be increased. Maintains state funding for painting of public spaces on campus.                     1.00 1.00
Maintenance & Utility Funding Maintenance Transfers financial responsibility for all maintenance and utility support for the following auxiliary/revolving operations from state funds to these entities.

Transportation Services - $33,000
Printing Services - $31,310

Transfer includes position + operating funds
                      1.00
Maintenance & Utility Funding Maintenance Eliminates repair to drinking fountain cooling systems                        
Recycling Custodians Eliminates the weekly pickup of recycling containers in offices. Custodians would continue to enter offices once a week for trash removal and cleaning.                       9.00
Architectural Services Capital Project Managers Transfers capital project management staff to capital project budgets. Staffing to be funded from capital project fees. Eliminates all state subsidy for project management.                 16.00   5.00  
Landscape Services Manager, Project Management Transfers landscape construction oversight for new construction projects to capital project funding                 1.00      
Landscape Services Groundskeeper II
Landscape Asst.
In addition to general grounds keeping responsibilities, Landscape Services is responsible for maintaining the University's designation as a Botanical Garden/Arboretum. While this reduction maintains UNL's Botanical, Endowed and Named Gardens, it eliminates many of the smaller planting beds that are not major points of interest on the campus.                       3.00
  Subtotal Facilities Management    $897,965                      
                             
  Total Reductions Business and Finance $1,000,000     0.00 - - - - 18.00 - 7.00 15.00
                             
VICE CHANCELLOR - STUDENT AFFAIRS
Area Description Programmatic Impact   FTEs
      Total Admin Ten Fac. Pre Tenure Other Fac M/P Staff O/S Staff
      Savings F V F V F V F V F V
                             
Vice Chancellor's Office Eliminate Office Accounting position Personnel and accounting activities assigned to another business center.                       1.00
  Reduce Student Ombudsperson position  Student Ombudsperson function must be handled by other staff.   0.50                    
  Reduce Adjustment Pool Less flexibility for meeting market demand.                        
  Subtotal VC Office   $71,562                      
                             
Career Services Career Counselor reduced from 11month to 9 month appt. Career counseling reduced during summer months.                 0.17      
  Resource Librarian reduced from .85 to .50 FTE Career Resource Library closed during summer months.                     0.38  
  Reduce student wages No student workers in Resource Library during summer.                        
  Eliminate .56 FTE Receptionist, Clerical Assistant II Credential services eliminated for Education alumni and graduate students.                     0.56  
  Reduce Project Assistant to .50 FTE Student PAF verification eliminated.                     0.50  
  Reduce GA dollars Reduces availability of their help with walk-in Counseling.                        
  Subtotal Car. Serv.   $50,000                      
                             
Admissions Eliminate Graduate Assistant position Reduces staffing support                        
  Reduce frequency of Principal/Counselor Conference Counselor Update sessions will partially replace.                        
  Eliminate international recruitment trip Reduces international effort.                        
  Reduce Assistant Director position Reduce position by 22%.                   0.26    
  Subtotal Admissions   $31,947                      
                             
Registration and Records Shift partial funding of Alumni Records Director to Alumni Association Alumni Association assumes costs of maintaining alumni records.                 0.44      
  Eliminate Half-Time Clerical Assistant II Reduced staffing at peak processing periods - reduced responsiveness.                       0.50
  Gradually reduce mailing of final grade reports to students Reduced service to students and families. Greater dependence on electronic communications.                        
  Subtotal Reg. & Rec.   $49,872                      
                             
Financial Aid Eliminate Clerk Assistant II Reduces processing capacity by 17%.                       1.00
  Eliminate disbursement letter Greater dependence on electronic communication.                        
  Subtotal Fin. Aid   $28,119                      
                             
Multicultural Affairs Director salary saving with benefit Reduced State-Aided line for Director Grant funded programs will now fund the $20,789 eliminated from the state budget.   0.18                    
  Education Specialist salary savings with benefits The state-aided full-time status of each of 3 Ed. Specialists is being reduced to 0.83. Grant funded programs will now fund the $22,711 eliminated from the state budget.                 0.51      
  Subtotal MCA   $43,500                      
                             
Auxiliaries Increase assessment to UPFF funded units Reduction in services; reduction in staff                   1.00 2.17  
  Subtotal Auxiliaries   $300,000                      
                             
Fee Increases Increase application, registration, and audit fees.                          
  Subtotal Fees   $325,000                      
                             
  Total Reductions Student Affairs $900,000 0.68 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.12 1.26 3.61 2.50
                             
CHANCELLOR'S OFFICE & MISCELLANEOUS
Area Description Programmatic Impact   FTEs
      Total Admin Ten Fac. Pre Tenure Other Fac M/P Staff O/S Staff
      Savings F V F V F V F V F V
                             
Early Retirements Expected savings from early retirements.             4.00            
Misc. Reduce support for affiliated organizations Eliminate support for Faculty Women's Club, Emeriti Association, and Innocents Society.                        
  Reduce support for academic units                          
  Subtotal Chancellor   $450,000                      
                             
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Total Reductions  $7,513,953  9.69  4.65  0.00  2.00  10.60  5.23  8.50  46.84  7.51  46.38  23.50 
                             
Personnel Affected                        
  Total Layoffs 110.14                        
  Total Vacancies 54.76                        



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