USS News and Updates

Greg Elliott attended the UWRF Budget Leadership Summit on March 25, 2015. Highlights of the presentation:

  • A copy of a resolution from the Board of Regents to the Legislature concerning the budget and public authority was distributed to participants.
  • The reduction for UWRF will go up from $4.3 million to $4.9 million due to accounting for the cost to continue, which includes fringe benefits.
  • Chancellor Van Galen indicated that the public authority model provides a very small effect on the budget and would not make up for the large cuts proposed.
  • 72 positions/individuals will be affected by the reductions needed.  The cuts will be achieved by not filling vacancies, reducing appointment duration (from 12 month terms to 11 months or less), and layoffs.  The actual FTE number affected is 41, but the reductions will impact 72 positions/persons.

Notification Timelines for Classified Staff/University Staff

  • LTE Positions:  Selected individuals will receive notice by May 15, 2015, to end the position on June 30, 2015.
  • Classified Staff:  A 45-day notice will be issued beginning July 1, 2015, to any Classified Staff/University Staff who are to be laid off.

DMC/DERA Policies

DMC - Discretionary Merit Compensation

DERA - Discretionary Equity or Retention Adjustment


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