Ohio University budget update
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President McDavis comments on University budget Apr 22, 2013
President Roderick J. McDavis sent his thoughts about the University's budget in an email to campus on Monday.
 
McDavis responds to proposed state budget Mar 15, 2011
On Tuesday, Ohio Governor John Kasich released his proposed biennial budget. Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent an official response to the budget to the entire OHIO community shortly afterward.
 
President announces ERIP and VESP decision Feb 25, 2011
On Friday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent an e-mail to the OHIO community announcing the ERIP and VESP decision.
 
Budget forums focus on projected shortfall and RCM Feb 24, 2011
A panel that included Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding addressed the projected budget shortfall and implementation of Responsibility Centered Management (RCM) at this week’s open budget forums.
 
Incentivized early retirement and voluntary separation plans Feb 21, 2011
On Monday, Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding sent an e-mail to all Ohio University employees regarding a the Early Retirement Incentive Plans (ERIP) and Voluntary Employment Separation Plans (VESP)
 
Multi-year budget strategy update Feb 17, 2011
On Wednesday, Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding sent an e-mail to the OHIO community about the University's budget.
 
Administration to present early retirement and separation plans for employees Feb 14, 2011
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding said the University is planning voluntary separation and early retirement programs for employees.
 
Budget update: Forums and budget strategy Feb 7, 2011
On Monday, Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding sent an all-campus e-mail updating the campus about the University's budget.
 
Budget timeline update announced Jan 14, 2011
On Friday, Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding sent an all-campus e-mail informing the campus about revisions to the budget timeline.
 
Budget principles and revised budget timeline posted Nov 19, 2010
The budget update sent on Monday from Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding indicated that a set of budget principles and a revised budget timeline would be posted on the Executive Vice President and Provost’s website by Friday, Nov. 19. The documents are now available.
 
Benoit and Golding address budget concerns Nov 16, 2010
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding addressed the OHIO community about the University's budget. The message was distributed via e-mail on Nov. 15, 2010.
 
Vice President Steve Golding letter on SSI funding Oct 13, 2010
New Vice President for Finance and Administration Steve Golding wrote a letter to faculty and staff to update them on the latest State Share of Instruction (SSI) news.
 
Budget Memo from EVVP Benoit & Interim SVPFA Angelini (PDF) Mar 10, 2010
Memo to the university community distributed via e-mail to all faculty, staff and students on March 10, 2010. The memo gives an update on the process of collecting feedback from the University community and shares budget suggestions that were collected during December 2009 and January 2010.
 
Input sought for draft strategic priorities Feb 10, 2010
In this memo distributed on Feb. 10, 2010, Executive Vice President and Provost Benoit renews the call for comments on the university's draft strategic priorities and definitions. The deadline for responses is Feb. 15.
 
Budget Update from EVVP Benoit & Interim VPFA Angelini (PDF) Feb 9, 2010
Memo distributed via e-mail to all faculty and staff on Feb. 9, 2010. The memo announces next steps in the budget process, including campus opportunities to provide feedback via open forums Feb. 23-25 and the reopening of the feedback Web site Feb. 15-March 12.
 
EVPP Message: Your budget input is needed Dec 1, 2009
Memo from Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit soliciting feedback and ideas on how the university can realize budgetary savings and generate new revenue.
 
Executive vice president and provost's budget update (PDF) Nov 13, 2009
Budget message distributed via e-mail to all faculty and staff on Nov. 12, 2009, from Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit.
 
President's memo outlines budget-planning process Oct 27, 2009
In a memo to the university community Monday, President Roderick J. McDavis detailed the budgetary challenges the university faces in the upcoming fiscal year and laid out a timeline for the institution's strategic budget process.
 
'Bumping' process for classified not needed May 13, 2009
University Human Resources announced Wednesday that it has placed the majority of classified employees affected by layoffs into vacant positions that have been frozen for this purpose, eliminating the need to begin the displacement -- or bumping -- process.
 
Human Resources announces outplacement services Mar 30, 2009
Memo from Chief Human Resource Officer Luis Lewin distributed via e-mail to all faculty and staff on March 30, 2009.
 
Ohio University Health Plan Update Mar 17, 2009
Memo from President Roderick J. McDavis distributed via e-mail to all faculty and staff on March 13, 2009.
 
Ohio University and Holzer reach one-year agreement Mar 16, 2009
Health benefits update memo distributed via e-mail to all university faculty and staff on March 16, 2009.
 
Salary/benefit continuation, outplacement services Mar 12, 2009
Memo from Chief Human Resource Office Luis Lewin distributed via e-mail to all Ohio University faculty and staff on March 12, 2009. <i>(housed on University Human Resources Web site)</i>
 
Early Retirement Incentive Plan (ERIP) Details Mar 11, 2009
Memo with details on the early retirement incentive plan announced earlier by President Roderick J. McDavis. The message from Chief Human Resource Officer Luis Lewin was distributed via e-mail to all faculty and staff on March 10, 2009.
 
Health benefits update Mar 4, 2009
Memo on health care benefit providers and co-pays distributed via e-mail to all faculty and staff on March 3, 2009.
 
Memo on university health benefits - Feb. 20, 2009 Feb 20, 2009
Memo on university health benefits distributed via e-mail to all Ohio University faculty and staff on Feb. 20, 2009.
 
Constituents urged to attend budget summits Feb 17, 2009
Senate chairs are urging constituents to attend one of this week's three budget summits to become better informed, provide input into and ask questions about Ohio University's budget for fiscal year 2010, which begins July 1.
 
Efficiency steps outlined to BPC Feb 13, 2009
Ohio University is considering nearly 20 strategies to streamline operations and increase efficiencies with the goal of reducing a projected multimillion-dollar deficit in fiscal year 2010, Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration Bill Decatur said Friday.
 
Budget summits scheduled Feb 10, 2009
University officials will hold three summits next week that center on facilitating discussion and educating the university community about the university budget.
 
Proposed state budget shores up education Feb 5, 2009
Gov. Ted Strickland's proposed budget for the upcoming biennium was less dire for higher education than Ohio University officials had expected, but challenges still remain. The institution must continue to look for ways to economize, officials said, although the worst-case contingency plans most likely won't become necessary.
 
FAQs on fiscal 2009 budget, structural deficit Feb 5, 2009
The current economic downturn has created a variety of challenges for Ohio University -- as it has for institutions and individuals around the world. This compilation of answers to common questions about budget issues is aimed at keeping the university community informed of important developments and background.
 
Smart, strategic purchasing yields savings Jan 12, 2009
Ohio University has begun implementing strategic procurement initiatives, such as streamlining purchasing practices, collaborating with other universities and leveraging buying power, which, according to university officials, will save the university millions of dollars a year.
 
FAQs on student scholarship funding Jan 9, 2009
Many students rely on scholarships from to assist in financing their education. In light of the economic recession, university officials are fielding a number of questions from students and parents about scholarships. Here are answers from university financial experts and administrators to some of the most frequently asked questions.
 
Cuts again largely spare higher education Dec 23, 2008
Gov. Ted Strickland's decision to spare core education funding in the fourth round of state budget reductions this biennium demonstrates his continuing belief that colleges and universities play a key role in Ohio's economic recovery, state and university officials say.
 
Budget planning efforts message to campus Nov 19, 2008
The Office of Budget Planning and Analysis distributed this memo to all university faculty, staff and students via e-mail.
 
Overview of Budget Planning Efforts Nov 18, 2008
A link to this memo from the Office of Budget Planning and Analysis was distributed via a Nov. 19 e-mail to all faculty, staff and students.
 
Budget Update: Executive Staff and Deans' message to campus Nov 10, 2008
The Executive Staff and Deans distributed this message to all faculty, staff and students via e-mail.
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Budget Resources
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Budget Planning & RCM Resources

Deficit Reduction Plan issued Feb. 16, 2011 (Oak login required)

January-February 2011 Budget Presentation (Oak login required)

Budget responses issued March 29, 2010(PDF; Oak login required)

Budget overview issued March 29, 2010 (PDF; Oak login required)

December 2009/January 2010 Budget Web site input (Word; Oak login required)

Draft budget recommendations (PDF; Oak login required)

Resources to help understand the budget

 
University budget and finance offices
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