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General Budget Framework Document

January 29, 2010

General Budget Framework Document
FY 2010-2011
January 29, 2010

Allocation of Reductions to Divisions and Units of the University

The intention of this administration is to make strategic vertical reductions if significant cuts to the UNL budget are required. However, in order to make careful comparisons between alternatives, it is essential that each unit surface, in a confidential manner, a percentage of its budget for review. Necessarily, this percentage will be larger than the announced percent required for the overall university reduction because some categories of expenditures, such as utilities, insurance, opening of new buildings, and assessments are not available for reduction.

Accordingly, each University unit will be asked to do a budgeting exercise and develop scenarios that describe a reduction of approximately 5 percent of its FY10 and FY11 budgets. The Vice Chancellors and Deans will be encouraged to focus on structural changes that will not only serve to cover the projected deficit over the next 18 months, but will also help position the university to maximize its resources and build on its strengths over the next decade.