NC State Budget Central 


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


August 11, 2017
 EHRA Annual Raise Process (ARP)
       Memo from Provost Arden and VC Douglass
(pdf)

"In accordance with the attached NC State EHRA ARP implementation guidelines, eligible EHRA employees may be awarded an ARP increase that cannot exceed 4.99% of the employee’s June 30, 2017 base salary and must be allocated strategically and selectively based on individual meritorious performance, including teaching, service, publications, and/or research productivity for faculty. Salary adjustments for faculty rank promotions are excluded from the 4.99% ARP cap calculation. ARP increases may also be awarded, at management’s discretion, for the retention of key or hard-to recruit personnel. Secondary criteria that may be considered include equity and labor market. ARP increases will be paid on October 31, 2017, retroactive to July 1 2017."
     > NC State EHRA ARP Implementation Guidelines (pdf)


July 20, 2017
 BOG Reporting and Consultation
       Memo from Provost Arden and VC Douglass
(pdf)

The 2017-19 state budget sets forth new requirements for the University to report and consult with the Board of Governors regarding certain salary and position actions, regardless of funding source. These new requirements differ substantially from existing HR procedures and require immediate changes. These changes are effective July 1, 2017 and apply to SHRA, EHRA faculty, EHRA non-faculty and County Extension employees.

July 20, 2017
 SHRA Legislative Increase
       Memo from Provost Arden and VC Douglass
(pdf)

The 2017-19 state budget provides a legislative salary increase for eligible SHRA employees effective July 1, 2017. Salaries in effect June 30, 2017 for eligible SHRA employees will be increased by $1,000, regardless of funding source. A prorated amount will be applied for eligible part-time SHRA employees. The increase will be applied centrally by HR prior to any other July 1 personnel actions. Note: no action is required by the college or unit. Eligible SHRA employees will receive the legislative salary increase in their July paycheck.

September 30, 2016
 Update on the 2016-17 SHRA One-Time Merit Bonus
       Memo from Provost Arden and VC Douglass
(pdf)

Further guidance has now been received from UNC General Administration on the amounts to be awarded to SHRA employees for the one-time merit bonus. SHRA employees who meet the eligibility guidelines identified in the September 19, 2016 memo will receive the following one-time merit bonuses.

September 19, 2016
 2016-17 EHRA and SHRA Compensation Updates - Bonuses
       Memo from Provost Arden and VC Douglass
(pdf)

All eligible SHRA and EHRA NC State employees, active as of September 1, 2016, will be awarded a one-time across-the-board bonus in the amount of one-half of one percent (0.50%) of their current annual base salary (excluding supplements) as of September 1, 2016. Also, a one-time merit bonus pool is being implemented to grant a one-time lump sum payment for eligible SHRA and EHRA employees based on individual employee performance.
     > One-time EHRA Merit Bonus Target (pdf)

     Please complete and submit the template to Todd Driver in HR
     (with a copy to Millie Britt in the University Budget Office)
     no later than close of business Monday, October 10, 2016.
     > EHRA Merit Bonus Template (xlsx) Due Oct 10


August 16, 2016
 2016-17 Continuing and One-Time Budget Reductions
       Memo from Provost Arden and VC Douglass
(pdf)

The NC General Assembly has directed a continuing and a one-time management flexibility reduction for 2016-17 for the UNC System. The portion of the reduction allocated to NC State by UNC–General Administration is $10,729,524 continuing and $691,888 one-time. Schedules reflecting the continuing and one-time budget reductions for the University by college/unit and a template for submission of your reduction plan are included below.
     > Continuing Budget Reduction Schedule by College/Unit (pdf)
     > One-Time Budget Reduction Schedule by College/Unit (pdf)

     Please complete the template and submit it to budgetoffice@ncsu.edu
      no later than close of business Monday, September 12, 2016.
     > Management Flexibility Reduction Template (xlsx) Due Sept 12


August 16, 2016
 2016-17 EHRA and SHRA Compensation Updates
       Memo from Provost Arden and VC Douglass
(pdf)

"The Fiscal Year 16-17 state budget, as approved by the General Assembly, provided several compensation-related items for EHRA and SHRA employees: 1.5% legislative increase, 0.5% one-time bonus, and a one-time merit-based bonus pool. In addition, the UNC System is allowing campuses to provide base salary adjustments for EHRA employees only as part of an Annual Raise Process (ARP)."
     > EHRA Optional ARP Salary Increase Guidelines (pdf)


May 13, 2016
 Updated EHRA Salary Adjustment Pre-Authorization Guidelines
       Memo from Provost Arden and VC Douglass
(pdf)

Deans, Directors, and Department Heads memo restating recent updates to EHRA salary adjustment guidelines.

April 15, 2016
   Updated EHRA Salary Adjustment Pre-Authorization Guidelines
       Memo from Director of EHRA Administration Lori Preiss
(pdf)

The Board of Governors recently approved changes to the EHRA salary adjustment pre-authorization guidelines by increasing the on-campus approval threshold and clarifying requirements for retention adjustments.
     > March 9, 2016 memo from Junius Gonzales and Matthew Brody (pdf)


October 19, 2015
   "2015-16 Budget Information and EHRA ARP Guidelines"
       Memo from Provost Arden and Interim VC Peloquin-Dodd
(pdf)

NC State's leadership has authorized an ARP (Annual Raise Process) for salary actions retroactive to July 1, 2015, that will total 2.0% of the total EHRA (formerly EPA) salary base. These increases apply to EHRA positions paid from all funding sources and will be awarded in accordance with the attached campus implementation guidelines.
     > NC State EHRA Salary Allocation Guidelines (pdf)
     > UNC-GA EHRA Annual Raise Process Instructions (pdf)


July 8, 2015
   Continuing Resolution Salary Increase Guidelines
       Memo from UNC-GA VP for HR Matthew Brody
(pdf)

Updated guidance on salary increases in connection with the recently enacted State Budget Continuing Resolution
     > April 30, 2015 memo from Junius Gonzales and Matthew Brody (pdf)


July 7, 2015
 "Continuing Budget Authority for Fiscal Year 2015-16"
       Memo from Vice Chancellor Leffler
(pdf)

The State Legislature has not reached agreement on the 2015-17 Biennial Budget. However, on June 30, 2015, the North Carolina General Assembly ratified, and Governor McCrory signed, Senate Bill 534 authorizing continuing budget authority for state government operations.

July 1, 2015
 "SPA and EPA Non-Faculty Vacant Position Clean-Up"
       Memo from Provost Arden and VC Leffler
(pdf)

All campuses are being asked to review their vacant SPA and EPA non-faculty vacant positions and to make a systematic effort to abolish positions which have been vacant for 12 months or greater and for which there is no intention to actively recruit within the next 6 months.

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)



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