November 12, 2009
As I am sure you are painfully aware, the Nebraska Legislature is in special session considering how to reduce a considerable shortfall in the state's budget. While we are making the case for the university, we also have accepted the fact that the university will have to be part of the solution. President Milliken testified as such earlier this week. Thus it is very likely that we will undertake another round or two of budget reductions beginning after Thanksgiving break. It is too early to hazard a guess as to what amount will be required but I fear it will be substantial. Part of the reduction will come in this fiscal year, now almost half over, so we face the need for temporary reductions as well permanent reductions.
November 13, 2009
NU president: Affordability Critical Amid Budget Cuts
November 9, 2009
Appropriations Committee Upholds Cuts
November 2, 2009
Governor Calls for Spending Reductions
Fiscal Year 2009-2010
Academic Planning Committee Budget Reduction Hearing On April 23:
April 20, 2010
Letter to Campus for Phase 3 of Reduction - Arts & Sciences
April 6, 2010
FY 2010 Proposed Budget Reductions
April 2, 2010
Academic Planning Committee Budget Reduction Hearing On September 18:
October 5, 2009
Academic Planning Committee Budget Reduction Hearing On July 30:
August 13, 2009
July 13, 2009
June 17, 2009
I am writing today to fill you in on our plans now that the Board of Regents has approved the budget for the university for the coming year. In some ways we can feel fortunate because our overall budget circumstance is far better than most of our colleagues at peer institutions. At the same time, we must confront the need to make reductions in our current budget, reductions that are not as large as we had earlier predicted, but difficult nonetheless.
As you know, we will receive, on average, a 1.5 percent salary increase for faculty and staff and an increase in some benefits, including an increase in life insurance coverage and an additional employer contribution by the university toward employee health insurance. The purpose of the salary increase is to keep UNL competitive and to continue to attract and keep talented faculty and staff. I recognize that many of you urged that we not have a salary increase if we could avoid a reduction. However, in the end, we must make progress on our salary scale. We have sought to find the right balance between salary increases, tuition increases, expenditure constraints, and budget reductions. All have been pursued. In the end, the university system is left with an $8.5 million shortfall, of which UNL’s share is $3.7 million. read full letter from Chancellor Perlman...
May 28, 2009
April 1, 2009
December 5, 2008
2009 UNL Budget Reduction Documents
Procedures to be Invoked for Significant Budget Reallocations and Reductions
This document establishes budget reallocation and reduction procedures at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for academic and support and service programs in circumstances where significant budget reallocations or reductions are required.
Budget Reduction Documents from Prior Years
June 11, 2009
$3.7M is UNL's Share
April 24, 2009
Revenue Forecast Tightens, Again
March 3, 2009
Appropriations Committee Hearing
Kent Schroeder, chair of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents, and NU President James B. Milliken presented the university's case for the 2009-11 biennial budget to the Legislature's Appropriations Committee on March 3. Schroeder reviewed the university's goals as outlined in the Strategic Framework and Milliken talked about the university's positive momentum and impact on the state's economic growth.
President Milliken's testimony
Regent Schroeder's testimony