Budget Reduction Process

September 3, 2020

Dear UNL faculty, staff and students,

Earlier this week we announced steps taken to implement Phase 1 of the budget reductions brought about by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, a total of $16.38 million. Yesterday, we presented the university’s recommendations for Phase 2 of the budget reductions to the Academic Planning Committee (APC).

These recommendations include $22.56 million in proposed reductions over the next three fiscal years across the colleges and units within the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, including:

  • Faculty positions (including filled/vacant positions and expected attrition): $15.78 million
  • Staff positions (including filled/vacant positions and expected attrition): $3.1 million
  • Voluntary FTE reduction and moves to non-state aided funding: $585,000
  • Reduction in University Libraries content and collections: $1.12 million
  • Graduate student and student worker budget: $1.63 million

Read more about the proposed Phase 2 reductions

Previous announcements

Phase One Budget Reductions

August 31, 2020

Budget Reduction Framework Memo to APC

August 20, 2020

UNL Budget Update from Chancellor Ronnie Green

June 23, 2020