3/18/2013: Help VPFA Jamie Moffitt find the money to get UO’s faculty salaries to the AAU peers, and provide similar raises for NTTFs. A rough guess is she needs $20 million recurring, or about 2.5% of UO’s total projected $813 million in revenue for 2012-13.
To play, log in to duckweb, go to employee information, then go to the Financial Transparency Tool. Nathan Tublitz and I fought long and hard for this, now’s the time to use it.
Check the drop down box and compare, say, 2007-08 with 2012-13 budgets. These are crude numbers, they often underestimate the true amount of cost increases because they net out dedicated revenues, e.g. from foundation gifts. For a benchmark, over this period IR reports that total UO expenditures increased by roughly 45%. The “adjusted budget” numbers are negatives because they are net costs. Here are some easy pickings:
Academic Affairs: 100% increase or $3.5 million, and they can’t even find the faculty handbook any more:
Police: 150% increase, or $3.1 million:
LCB: Gotta love these guys: Instructional salaries up about 45%, administrative costs up 200%.
College of Ed: Overall budget up 40%, Dean and Central admin costs have more than doubled, to $5.4 million.
Enrollment Management. Roger Thompson’s shop. Overall budget up only about 50%, but administrative costs are up 600%.
General Counsel’s office: Randy’s now hiding all the money he’s paying Sharon Rudnick and her friends, but his un-top-secret budget has doubled anyway.
Provost’s Office: Up 130%. An extra $1.1 million for the jock box. $1.2 million for “Provost Reserve”.
Portland: Most of these costs are hidden in colleges, but general fund subsidies are up by 200% or $1 million.
University Relations: Michael Redding more than tripled his office’s budget. An extra $2.2 million a year. Impressive.
VPSA Robin Holmes: Succeeded in almost doubling her administrative costs. Bowl junkets not included.
Institutional Research: Knowledge is at the heart of any modern, well-run organization. And sure enough, UO’s IR budget has increased by 5% over the past 5 years. Total.