the continuing deterioration
the budget and theoutcome
election, has proffered several proposals
the legislature.While they are yet
approved, approval seems inevitable over the next severalweeks, resulting in far more significant reductions than originally anticipated.At a recent meeting President Yudof held with all
the Chancellors and ExecutiveVice Chancellors, we discussed the likely severity
the new levels
reduction. As aresult, campus leadership will now begin planning for reductions that are at least twicethe amount announced two weeks ago. We have not yet received our actual reductionnumbers, but it
begin our planning now. Due to the severity
California, we can anticipate that all within
including VCR, should anticipate serious consideration
furloughs, selected payreductions, layoffs,
fee increases, as well as
will increase, including facultyteaching.
will be limited.
also increase success with generating new revenues from non-statesources,
through grants and
and corporate philanthropy, andother
review actions that are very likely or have already occurred:• Furloughs -Once the policy is approved by the Regents, the President willlikely implement across the entire UC system a requirement for faculty andstaff furloughs, regardless
funding source. The early planning at thismoment suggests we can anticipate on the order
days (or roughly 6percent)
"furlough" next year,
are expected to be currently paidholidays. In other words, employees would take the
holidaywithout pay. (Details have yet
be resolved for essential health, safety, andfood service workers who are required to work on holidays.) Make no bonesabout this ... this would
a significant cut in our salaries while maintainingthe benefits portion
our total compensation. Lower wage employees willlikely
exempted from furloughs, but the salary threshold has not yet beendetermined. For UCR, a 16-day furlough would generate an approximatesavings
0 million annually
state general funds.• Executive Salary Reduction -Already, President Yudofhas implemented a 5percent salary reduction for
executive leaders, including ProvostRabenstein and myself.
will be left to the campus' discretion to implementfurther salary reductions for senior leaders.• Faculty Hiring Freeze -On May
I placed a freeze on all faculty hiring,and asked that any offers that had not yet been "closed"
it is, the Deans have taken action and as a result, we have lostseveral stellar prospective faculty hires. A very limited number
being considered for compelling circumstances.