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NC State Budget Central provides timely information about NC State’s budget process and ongoing budget planning. Here you will find communications from the university's administration and links useful to campus administrators and budget managers.


Budget Communications


September 17, 2014
   "2014-15 Budget Reductions and EPA Increase Guidelines"
       Memo from Provost Arden and VC Leffler
(pdf)

The Board of Governors has taken final action on the 2014-15 budget and on EPA salary guidelines. The recurring budget reduction will be met with allocations from the University, Provost, and Finance and Business.
     > EPA July 1, 2014 Salary Increase Guidelines (pdf)
     > UNC-GA Salary Administration Instructions for EPA and SPA (pdf)


July 1, 2014
 "2014-15 Fiscal Year Budget"
       Memo from Vice Chancellor Leffler
(pdf)

The existing State Spending Guidelines will remain in effect until we have a clearer picture of our FY 14-15 budget. Vacant positions that are not essential to your operations should not be filled until the impact of the 2014-15 state budget is finalized.

May 6, 2014
   "2013-14 Budget Reversion"
       Memo from Provost Arden and VC Leffler
(pdf)

Two-thirds of this one-time budget reduction will be covered from available University central funds. The remainder is being allocated to campus as per the attached schedule.
     > Campus One-Time Budget Reduction Allocation Schedule (pdf)
     > State Budget Director Pope's May 1, 2014 Memo (pdf)

     Please complete the MS-Excel template below and submit it to
     budgetoffice@ncsu.edu by noon on Monday, May 19, 2014.
     > Budget Reduction Template (xlsx) Due May 19


April 3, 2014
   "2013-14 Budget Reversion"
       Memo from Provost Arden and VC Leffler
(pdf)

Effective immediately, please comply with the salary and spending instructions for state appropriated funds as set forth in the UNC-GA memorandum below. No transfers of expenditures to state appropriated funds from other funding sources may be processed without the specific approval of Vice Chancellor Leffler. Detailed spending guidelines have been added below and are featured in the green box on the left side.
     > UNC-GA Spending Guidelines for the Remainder of 2013-14 (pdf)
     > Governor McCrory 2013-14 Budget Management Initiatives (pdf)
     > NCSU 2013-14 Spending Guidelines Effective April 3, 2014 (pdf)


November 18, 2013
 "Strategic Resource Management"
       Memo from Provost Arden and VC Leffler
(pdf)

We have created an online form for individuals to submit suggestions and ideas by Friday, December 13 for review by the Strategic Resource Management working group. The most promising opportunities will be investigated to determine their suitability for implementation at NC State; we anticipate sharing a list of recommendations with Chancellor Woodson in the spring for further discussion and review.

October 15, 2013
 "Impacts of State Budget on NC State"
       Letter from Chancellor Woodson

"While we always look for ways to continually improve, we are operating efficiently and there are no simple measures to absorb the recent round of cuts."

October 1, 2013
 "Federal Government Shutdown"
       Memo from VC Leffler and VC Lomax
(pdf)

The federal government shutdown will have some impacts on NC State, which will increase if it continues for a significant period. Under no circumstances should state funds be used to cover federal employee costs unless there is clear documentation that federal funds will reimburse the state when the shutdown is over.

August 28, 2013
   Budget Reduction Template - Due by noon Friday Sept. 13th (xlsx)

UNC-General Administration has provided the University with a budget reduction template. (Those responsible for completing the template have already received the following documents via email.) The template and a narrative description of each unit's budget reduction plan must be received by the University Budget Office no later than noon on Friday, September 13th.
       > Budget Reduction Template Instructions (docx)
       > Budget Reduction Template (xlsx) Due Sept. 13

August 16, 2013
 "2013-14 Budget Reduction Allocations"
       Memo from Provost Arden and VC Leffler
(pdf)

We recommend you proceed with finalizing your budget reduction plan. A template and related instructions for the submission of your budget reduction plan will be sent to you by the University Budget Office once we receive UNC-GA's instructions. (This memo includes the final budget reduction allocation schedule.)

August 8, 2013
 "Changes to Distance Education Processes"
       Memo from Provost Arden and VC Leffler
(pdf)

Given the recent tuition changes and the shifting of course taking patterns in DE and on-campus courses, we have decided that the separation of DE from other Academic Affairs budgets is no longer necessary.

July 8, 2013
 "Continuing Resolution for 2013-14 Budget Operations"
       REVISED Memo from VC Leffler
(pdf)

On July 3, OSP issued a revised memorandum superseding the initial June 28 memorandum. As a result, UNC-GA issued a revision to its memorandum. As stated in both revised communications, salaries are frozen and the only allowable salary increases are to be for promotions (moving to another position).
       > Revised OSP Memorandum of 7/3/13 (pdf)
       > Revised UNC-GA Memorandum of 7/8/13 (pdf)

July 3, 2013
 "Continuing Resolution for 2013-14 Budget Operations"
       Memo from VC Leffler
(pdf)

This memorandum constitutes the implementing guidelines for the Continuing Budget Authority that has been passed by the General Assembly and signed by the Governor.
       > OSBM Memorandum of 6/28/13 (pdf)
       > OSP Memorandum of 7/1/13 (pdf)
       > UNC-GA Memorandum of 7/2/13 (pdf)

June 24, 2013
 "2013-14 Budget Planning Follow-up"
       Memo from Provost Arden and VC Leffler
(pdf)

"Given the reductions being considered by the General Assembly, we believe you should concentrate your reduction planning on a 5% recurring amount with the expectation that there could also be an additional one-time budget reduction allocation."
       > Side-by-Side Budget Comparison from UNC-GA (xls)

April 12, 2013
 "2013-14 Budget Planning"
       Memo from Provost Arden and VC Leffler
(pdf)

"The General Assembly has begun its review of the Governor's 2013-15 budget bill, and while it might not adopt the entire budget recommendation, it is safe to assume that the final bill will include a reduction. As a result, we need to begin planning for a budget reduction of some amount."

March 20, 2013
 "2012-13 Spending Guidelines"
       Memo from Provost Arden and VC Leffler
(pdf)

Salary adjustment restrictions, as defined in the UNC memorandum, apply to positions funded in whole or part by state funds. Travel expenditures on state funds must comply with the UNC guidelines and purchases of services and supplies should be carefully reviewed. No transfers of expenditures to state funds from other funding sources may be processed without the specific approval of Vice Chancellor Leffler.
       > UNC Spending Guidelines from VP of Finance Perusse (pdf)
       > Budget Management Initiatives from Governor McCrory (pdf)

October 22, 2012
 "2012 SPA Salary Adjustments Beyond 1.2%"
       Memo from Provost Arden and VC Leffler
(pdf)

"We are allocating to each college and division (2-digit OUC) an amount of recurring state-appropriated funds equal to one percent of the division's or college's SPA salaries paid on state-appropriated Academic Affairs (16030) budget code as of June 30, 2012."

October 24, 2012 (Revised)
 "Budget Restructuring Task Force Charge"
       Memo from Provost Arden and VC Leffler
(pdf)

"This task force is appointed to steer the development of a cost analysis, assess various budget processes used in higher education today, recommend how the university's budget might be more appropriately realigned, and suggest how any future new budget resources might be allocated."

August 16, 2012
 "EPA Salary Increases effective July 1, 2012"
       Memo from Provost Arden and VC Leffler
(pdf)

The UNC Board of Governors authorized and NC State will centrally process a 1.2% increase for permanent EPA employees as an across-the-board increase. The Board of Governors further authorized an additional 1.8% of total EPA salaries that will require actions by the colleges and divisions.
       > Detailed Instructions for 1.8% Portion of EPA Increase (pdf)
       > Questions and Answers from EPA Increase Info Sessions (pdf)

March 30, 2012
 "Request for Unit-Level Strategic Documents"
       Memo from Chancellor Woodson
(pdf)

"The intent of these plans is to drive the decision-making and direction of this university. However, for this to work, it is critical that the strategic vision is carried out at the unit-level."

September 7, 2011
 "Budget Update"
       Letter from Chancellor Woodson

"While the budget is tight, we now know clearly how we will operate for this year. And, we have a strategic plan that anticipates a fiscally constrained future."

September 6, 2011
   NC State 2011-12 Management Flexibility Reductions (pdf)

This is the narrative document that NC State University has submitted to UNC-General Administration. It describes the following:
 1. The process used to arrive at the reductions submitted.
(Who was involved, when did planning begin, when were reductions implemented, and how were faculty/staff/employees/others notified.)
 2. How the reductions follow the requirements of the budget bill.
 3. The specific impacts of the reductions.


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