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Some 2014-15 budget highlights

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Dana Dunn and Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs Charles Maimone provided an update to the campus community last week by email. An excerpt from their message:

Here are a few of the highlights of the 2014-15 budget as they relate to the entire UNC system:

  • A 3.3 percent, or $2.4 million, additional reduction to the UNC System operating budget (Management Flex Reduction) above the $73.6 million reduction already included for the 2014-15 fiscal year in the 2013-15 budget passed last year.
  • A $1,000 annual salary increase (approximately $1,236 salary and benefit increase) for permanent, full-time SPA employees, effective July 1, 2014.
  • $5 million for salary increases for EPA employees. The Board of Governors will determine how best to allocate these funds to improve employee retention.
  • A one-time additional five days of annual leave for full-time permanent state employees on Sept. 1, 2014.
  • An increase in tuition waiver for full-time faculty and staff from two to three courses per year.
  • Salary supplements for teachers who have taken courses in pursuit of a master’s degree prior to Aug. 1, 2013.
  • A special provision stating that the UNC Board of Governors shall use $2 million in the 2014-15 fiscal year to support Union Square Campus, Inc., a nonprofit entity, that will build the downtown facility to house nursing programs for UNCG, North Carolina A&T State University, Guilford Technical Community College, as well as training facilities for Cone Health Cardiovascular Physician Management Company, Inc.
  • $3 million for “Game-Changing Research” as described in the UNC system Strategic Directions plan (advanced manufacturing; data sciences; defense, military, and security; energy; marine and coastal sciences; and pharmacoengineering)
  • $1.2 million for the North Carolina New Teacher Support Program. The program is administered through a central office and four regional anchor sites at UNCG, UNC Charlotte, East Carolina University, and the UNC Center for School Leadership Development.

For additional information on the budget, we would invite you to visit Budget Central here.

While our budget for the upcoming academic year remains uncertain at this point, the thorough planning by the campus community last spring has prepared UNCG well to meet the anticipated allocation of the system reductions. After we receive our allocations from UNC General Administration later this month, Chancellor Linda Brady will convene the Budget Sounding Board, which comprises a cross-section of faculty and staff leaders, to receive their input prior to making any final budget determinations.