Unanimously Approved by PBAC, May 6, 1999
Bernie Goldstein brought the meeting to order at 8:07AM and asked for a motion to approve the Agenda. A motion was made by Katharyn Crabbe. A second was obtained by Marty Ruddell. The Agenda was approved unanimously.
Goldstein asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the April 1, 1999 meeting. A motion was made by Dennis Harris. A second was obtained by Crabbe. No changes were made to the minutes. The minutes passed with no dissenting votes. Those not at the April 1, 1999 meeting abstained.
Larry Schlereth presented pie charts developed by the Budget Office which illustrate the difference in budgeted money to Academic Affairs between 1992-1993 and 1998-1999. The charts illustrated the following:
|ESAS/A and R||4%||10%|
Note: In 1992-1993 ESAS/A and R was only A and R
*1998-1999 adjusted for the following:
Schlereth informed the Members that the Budget Office is currently preparing charts for the next meeting which provide information regarding the all-funds budget allocation and the proportion of faculty to other personnel. Schlereth asked the Committee if they would like to see this information at the next meeting. No objections were raised. Schlereth feels this presentation shows the effects of decentralization on Academic Affairs. Katie Pierce and Lori Heffernon expressed concern at looking at the "big" budget picture because many changes have occurred. For example, as older faculty retire, new faculty are hired at a lower cost, therefore we are getting more instruction for our dollar. Steve Orlick asked why the 1992-1993 budget numbers were used as a starting point for the comparison. Schlereth stated this was his first year at Sonoma State and it was the first year he could verify the numbers.
Harris presented this item through pie carts and tables he developed using budget data. The information can be summarized as follows:
|Unit||% of MPP Position|
|Administration and Finance||47%|
|Unit||% of MPP Position|
|Administration and Finance||34%|
|Administration and Finance||12.25||8||13||33.25|
|Administration and Finance||12||11||11||14||48|
Also included in Harriss analysis was information detailing position redefined from staff to MPP and new administrative positions. Harris explained we have gone from 71 MPPs to 141 MPPs since 1992-1993. If you subtract the 48 redefined positions from our current 141 MPPs, we have only increased by 22 MPPs all in the professional area. The 48 redefined positions were results of Sonoma States interpretation of job classifications and duties. Sue Parker said she would like to see these numbers in a General Fund, not All-Funds, format. She feels the All-Funds numbers distort the picture. Schlereth indicated it would be difficult to do this as it would be hard to tie the numbers back to the black book.
Schlereth presented the following information regarding the Governors Budget for 1999-2000.
|CSU Risk Pool Increase||$ 260,000||$ 260,000|
|Common Management Systems||$ 120,000||$ 120,000|
|Hope Scholarship Reporting||$ 20,000||$ 20,000|
|YEAR 2000 Compliance*||$ 350,000||$ 0|
|Schulz Center Warm Shell**||$ 270,000||$ 0|
|Library, IT Moving Costs***||$ 115,000||$ 115,000|
|Un-Identified CSU Items||$ 150,000||$ 150,000|
|Presidential Scholars Program||$ 100,000||$ 100,000|
|Risk Pool Deductibles||$ 100,000||$ 100,000|
|"True" University Reserve Items||$ 100,000||$ 100,000|
|CMS General Fund One-Time Assessments||$ 118,000||$ 118,000|
|Less Projected New Discretionary Dollars||$ -335,000||$ -335,000|
* Debt Service on interfund loan of $1,500,000. 5 year term @ 6%. Other possibilities being explored with the CSU.
** Debt Service on interfund loan of $2,000,000 10 year term @ 6%. Other possibilities being explored with the CSU.
*** Debt Service on interfund loan of $ 500,000 5 year term @ 6%
Schlereth indicated items which are expected to be good in the May revised budget, two of which will be positive for Sonoma State. The Faculty salary pool has been increased from 2.5-4% to 6%. The Baseline Assured Technology (BATS) money is back in the budget. The BATS money will probably come in the form of discretionary technology money which could be used to fund a number of projects including CMS. However, if the money is used to fund a project like CMS, money would have to be found to fund current BATS initiatives. Harris outlined four items he would like to discuss as part of the budget: 1. Divisions should be encouraged to reengineer vacant positions 2. Non-funded reoccurring budget items should be institutionalized in a division 3. An effort should be made to maintain SFR 4. A reserve should be established. Ogg suggested departments look forward for retirements as a way to begin reengineering. She stated if you wait until a position is open, it will likely just be filled. Ogg asked when we could start making budget recommendations. Schlereth indicated we should start making decisions as soon as possible. Melinda Barnard asked if Schlereth could bring options for us to explore. Schlereth said he is running out of options to bring. Most of our existing special funds are restricted and/or already over-exploited. For our next meeting, Pat Seda asked to see how much money is being spent on faculty sabbaticals. Crabbe indicated Academic affairs has already begun to look at things it can no longer do. Bill Barnier would like to see what the VPBAC is considering and requested a report from Bernie. Barnard asked if we could shift anything from the General Fund to a Special Fund. For instance, move the Presidential Scholars program to Development. Jim Meyer explained the scholarship process would have to be changed to do this.
Goldstein adjourned the meeting at 9:45am.
Minutes prepared by Neil Markley
PBAC minutes 1998-1999