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1 Legislative & Budget Update Tracy Foster and Kelli Holt Sr. Financial Analysts, Budget and Planning

2 Contents State of Texas Budgeting Higher Education Funding in Texas Texas A&M University Budget

3 State of Texas Budgeting

4 A Few Texas Facts… The Republic of Texas was formed in 1836 Texas was admitted as the 28 th state of the Union in 1845 Texas has been governed by six different flags: The King Ranch in Texas is bigger than the state of Rhode Island Texas is the only state to enter the US by treaty instead of territorial annexation SpanishFrench MexicanRepublic of Texas Confederate StatesUnited States

5 Texas Legislature The Texas Legislature convenes in Austin for a 140 day regular session every two years in odd-numbered years. The 82 nd Legislature convened Jan 11, The Texas Senate has 31 senators elected to 4 year terms The Texas House has 150 representatives elected to 2 year terms The highest elected official is the Governor, although the Texas Governor is considered weak in formal powers

6 Texas Budget The budget is the essence of public policy The budget process is political Texas prepares a 2 year (biennial) budget Four Phase budget process: 1.Planning and proposal –statewide vision from the Governor 2.Legislative action – Agency Strategic Plans, Legislative appropriations Request (LAR) and general appropriations bill draft 3.Review and approval by comptroller and governor – final vote on general appropriations bill 4.Implementation and monitoring

7 The budget players in Texas: –Legislative Budget Board (LBB) –Comptroller of Public Accounts –Office of the Governor –State Auditor’s Office A Legislative Appropriations Request (LAR) is prepared by each state agency The General Appropriations bill is prepared by the LBB and filed in each house of the legislature at the beginning of the regular session. The bill contains the recommended budget for each state agency Texas Budget (CONT.)

8 What to Expect for Where will legislators spend their time: The 82 nd Legislative session is a redistricting session based upon the census done every 10 years Texas is in a budget crisis and current estimates show a $27 billion budget hole –Sales tax revenues –No federal money this session –Not enough in the rainy day fund (and disagreement on how much to use)

9 Impacts of House Bill 1 and Senate Bill 1 to Texas A&M HB1: $53.1M cut for the biennium after 5% FY rescission; $78.4M compared to original baseline 25% reduction to special items Financial Aid Reductions SB1: $34.8M cut for the biennium after 5% FY rescission; $60.1M compared to original baseline 25% reduction to special items Financial Aid Reductions

10 State Budget Timeline January 11, nd Regular Session Begins JanuaryLBB Base Bill; Governor’s State of the State; and Comptroller’s revenue estimate issued; Legislative Committees and Chairs named in House and Senate Feb. – March House Appropriations bill hearings and mark-up Feb. – March Senate Finance appropriations bill hearings & mark-up April – MayEmergency/Supplemental appropriations bill finalized April – May Conference Committee on appropriations bill May 30End of 82 nd Regular Session JuneComptroller certification June 19Last day for Governor’s vetoes (20 days after close of session)

11 Higher Education Funding in Texas

12 Funding Higher Education in Texas Public institutions serve about 90% of the 1.2 million students enrolled in higher education in Texas All institutions in Texas have goals of instruction, research and public service; however, each has a unique set of academic offerings and a unique regional or statewide mission

13 Funding Higher Education in Texas Institutions of Higher Education receive lump sum, estimated appropriations Unlike other state agencies, higher education institutions are not bound to spend the appropriation within the specified strategy The Texas Constitution prohibits (with limited exceptions) the use of General Revenue funds for construction projects The General Appropriations act prohibits the use of appropriated funds for auxiliary purposes

14 Funding Higher Education in Texas Formula Funding– The formulas are used to distribute higher education funding among the state institutions. Non-Formula: –Special Items – activities not funded by the formula, but specifically designated by the Legislature for state support –Available University Fund (AUF) – UT (gets 2/3) and TAMU Systems (gets 1/3) –Group Insurance – funds health insurance benefits for employees funded by General Revenue

15 Formula Funding at Texas A&M In order to maximize formula funding, Texas A&M administration has to carefully balance generating formula dollars with the service/research mission: ?More students ?Small classes ?Tenured and tenure track faculty ?Transfer students versus freshman ?Undergraduate or graduate Maximize the formula income by working smarter Through collaboration, discover ways to make the formulas work for us more efficiently without trading quality for income

16 Texas A&M University Budget

17 Budget Models Incremental Budgeting (Current model used by TAMU) Responsibility Centered Management (RCM Model) Zero Based Hybrid

18 Budget Perspective Colleges/Departments – Required task in order to begin new fiscal year TAMU System – Management Tool Board of Regents – Management Tool

19 TAMU Budget Process Decentralized Challenges –Communication Website: Budget Listserv Budget Hotline Budget address: –Consistency –Training –Access to IT Budget Systems

20 FY 2012 Budget Calendar (draft) Phase I – Lump Sum Monday, May 2Academic Affairs ONLY: Requests for staff reclassifications & new budgeted staff positions due to the Provost on or before May 2. All OTHER divisions: Requests for staff reclassifications & new budgeted staff positions due to HR. Tues, May 10Budget Kickoff Meeting Tues, May 31TAMU budget guidelines distributed to units; Distribute BPP Electronic Feed Template to units (Units can begin updating/correcting template – upload process begins June 27 th ) Wed, June 1FAMIS budget module opens – FAMIS screen 599 available for entry Wed, June 8FAMIS budget module locked – Responsible persons notify budget office via when budget entry is approved and complete

21 FY 2012 Budget Calendar (draft) Phase II – Salary Budget Monday, June 27BPP prep budget opens for manual entry; Begin uploading BPP Electronic Feed Template (templates should be submitted to Budget Office via no later than noon for upload); Daily updates from Prep to FAMIS begin Tues, June 28Current prep salary report distributed to all units via Friday, July 8Last day to enter joint appointments HR notifies units of approvals for reclassifications & new budgeted staff positions (if submitted by 5/2) Wed, July 13Last day to submit BPP Electronic Feed Template - due to the Budget Office by 12 noon Thurs, July 14BPP Manual corrections due by 5pm – BPP prep closed to users Academic Affairs ONLY: Second deadline for requests for staff reclassifications & new budgeted staff positions due to the Provost for a September 1 implementation via EPA All OTHER divisions: Second deadline for requests for staff reclassifications & new budgeted staff positions due to HR for a September 1 implementation via EPA Monday, July 18FAMIS budget module locked

22 Fund Groups Current Funds –Educational & General – 1XXXXX –Designated – 2XXXXX –Auxiliary Enterprises – 3XXXXX –Restricted Contract & Grants – 4XXXXX Gifts – 5XXXXX Scholarship – 6XXXXX Loan & Endowments – 7XXXXX Plant Funds – 8XXXXX Agency Funds – 9XXXXX

23 Fund Groups Included In The TAMU Annual Operating Budget E & G –State Appropriated Funds and AUF Supplement Designated Funds –Purpose Defined by the Board of Regents (BOR) Auxiliary Enterprises –TAMU Business Enterprises Restricted Funds –Gift, Grant, Contract Accounts

24 Revenue Budget

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26 Budgeted Revenue by Source Total Revenues (including AUF): $1,288,942,790

27 Budgeted Revenue by Fund Group Total Revenues (including AUF): $1,288,942,790

28 Budgeted E&G Total E&G Revenues (including AUF): $515,586,493

29 Expense Budget

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31 Budgeted Expenses by Fund Group (including transfers) Total Expenses (including transfers): $1,227,055,739

32 Budgeted Expenses by Category (including transfers) Total Expenses (including transfers): $1,291,777,996 Total Compensation 60% Total Compensation 60%

33 Budgeted E&G Expenses by Category Total E&G Expenses: $518,189,898 Total Compensation 89% Total Compensation 89%

34 Expense Budget Summary by Organization

35 Ending Thoughts… “A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it” “Budget: A method for going broke methodically” “We didn’t actually overspend our budget, the allocation simply fell short of the expenditure”

36 Questions?

37 37 Thank You!

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