The Perfect Storm A worldwide financial crisis and an already weak state Significant long-term financial challenges for the state An overextended institution with limited cash Facility and other costs that can not be deferred How do we best move forward in a way that protects our institution?
State Financial Issues The states General Revenue Fund appropriation is approximately $26 billion for operations. The state started FY 2010 with $2.8 billion in unpaid vouchers. There is no revenue source to pay these past due bills. The state used one-time funds ($5.7 billion from borrowings, $2 billion stimulus funds, $300 million fund sweeps) to help cover this years costs. Even with these one-time funds, the state slips further behind with its payments. The state will start FY11 with a minimum shortfall of $9 to $13 billionor 35% to 50% of the states operating appropriation!
Budget Context Status of FY10 State Budget Short-term solutions will get us through at least part of year. Stimulus funds ($45.5m) used in University appropriation. The State is 180+ days behind on payments – a great risk to our institution
FY 2010 Budget Outcomes On the surface things look good: – No GRF Reductions – Significant growth in tuition revenue However, significant risks exist: – State revenues continue to decline – Shortfall may require action at any time
State of Illinois Longer-term Financial Issues
State Support Per Tuition Dollar FY 1970 to FY to to to to to 1 FY02-09 excludes health insurance re-direction to CMS. 1.4 to 11.3 to 11.2 to 11.1 to 1 We have become increasingly self-reliant for direct operating costs.
Payments on Behalf are state contributions to pension system and health insurance. State pension catch-up is consuming all new revenue. Direct appropriation is flat in recent years State support for benefits now exceeds direct funding of operations
In Constant 2008 Dollars (CPI) Human Services Elementary/Secondary Higher Education All Other State Average 12.0% 3.7% -24.1% -32.0% 18.6% State Tax Appropriation Changes by Agency FY02 - FY09 exclude $45 million from higher education for Health Insurance payment to CMS. Higher Education has done poorly compared with other state agencies
State of Illinois Debt (Dollars in Billions) $71.3 Pension Debt Bonded Debt Page 10 The state is faced with a significant amount of pension and bond debt compared with the size of its budget
Real Gross Domestic Product by State 1997 – 2008 ( Millions of Chained 2000 Dollars) *Average of top five performing states. Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The decline of manufacturing has held back growth in Illinois compared to the nation
Stimulus Funding: Short-term help; Long-term risk Operating $45.5m shortfall in FY10 University budget funded with stimulus funding State cant cut FY10 operating below FY08 These stimulus funds are gone in FY11; state must have new revenue to cover Stimulus Grants Research funds provide 2 year opportunity Federal deficit may not allow indefinite funding
Summary of State Financial Issues Uncertainty regarding needed tax increase State is 180+ days behind on payments to the University Stimulus funding runs out this year Pension system dramatically underfunded Total risk to campus is many tens of millions of dollars!
Campus Financial Challenges
Dramatic increase in utility costs ate into campus cash balances
How Do We Respond?
Planning Considerations Revenue – State Fundsdeclining industrial base; significant unfunded retirement costs – TuitionOne of the highest cost publics; cost growing beyond capacity to pay Expense – Personnel80% of total costs – Utilitiessignificant cost growth in recent years. Facilities still require investment – Financial Aidmajor investment required
Planning Considerations (cont.) Buildings/ Maintenance – State stopped supporting facilities in 2002 – Campus stepped up to cover desperately needed remodeling and facilities – Deferred maintenance of $550 million! – Below average $ per square foot to maintenance and it shows!
Planning Considerations (cont.) Many Strengths: High quality faculty, students & staff Fee support for facilities & Library/IT Stabilized utility costsboth price & conservation Aggressive pursuit of stimulus grants
Covering the Shortfall Cut the cost of our operations: purchasing, IT, space. Reduce our footprint in a selective way: eliminate, downsize or reorganize some activities Highly differentiated unit budget reductions based on a number of factors, such as: – Duplicative activity – Strategic need – Source of funds Funds already set aside
What We Have Done So Far Communication and Planning – Kickoff meetings with all colleges to outline scope of problem – College planning efforts to address reductions Aggressive cost reduction – First stage of administrative reductions$1.3m in savings – Accelerated energy conservation effortsmillions in annual savings Increased financial oversight and reduced deficits
What We Have Done So Far (cont.) System-wide University of Illinois (UA) Administrative Review Committee – Exploring next steps for strategic procurement, IT efficiencies & service centers – Review administrative structure for possible streamlining Campus: Stewarding Illinois – Formed central teams Steering Committeedeans, campus leaders Campus Advisory Group faculty, staff, students Project Mgt. Teamcampus admin. staff