Survey 3693 - P&S Budget Reduction Survey

University of Northern Iowa
Online Voting and Surveys Results by Question
P&S Budget Reduction Survey (Survey ID: 3693)
10/16/2009 08:00 AM - 10/20/2009 05:00 PM

1. Please rank these suggested Budget reduction options in order of preference from most acceptable(1) to least acceptable(8). Keep in mind that Temporary could range from months to years, depending on the Budget available.
1 = most acceptable
8 = least acceptable
 
  Avg Rank Min Rank Max Rank
Temporary Salary Reductions while continuing to work current schedules 4.5/8 1 8
Temporary Layoffs (Unpaid Furloughs) with the reduction in pay evenly distributed across the remaining 8 months of the Fiscal Year (e.g., Nov 2009 - Jun 2010) 2.7/8 1 8
Temporary Layoffs (Unpaid Furloughs) with the reduction in pay taken in the month when the furlough occurred 3.4/8 1 8
Temporary Reductions to Employer contributions to the TIAA CREF retirement plan 3.3/8 1 8
Temporary Reductions to other benefits (including such items as health care plan options, employee assistance program, vacation, sick leave, etc.) 4.1/8 1 8
Permanent Reductions to Employer contributions to the TIAA CREF retirement plan 6.1/8 1 8
Permanent Reductions to other benefits (including such items as health care plan options, employee assistance program, vacation, sick leave, etc.) 6.4/8 1 8
Permanent Layoffs completed in a strategic manner in accordance with the P&S Policies and Procedures guidelines 5.7/8 1 8
Total Responses: 434
 
2. If furloughs were initiated at UNI, should the length of the furlough be tiered based on the employee's pay, such that those with higher pay have longer furloughs?

For example, a P&S staff member who makes $5000/month would take more furlough days than a P&S staff member who makes $4000/month.

 
  Percentage Responses
Yes 63.4% 274
No 36.6% 158
Total Responses: 432
 
3. Of the following budget reduction strategies defined by the Regents, check any if they should be included in UNI's budget reduction plan
 
  Percentage Responses
A tuition surcharge for the spring semester of 2010 60.6% 264
Postponing non-essential deferred maintenance and repair 86.0% 375
Refocusing efforts, including potential program eliminations 78.9% 344
Selling non-essential assets to generate one-time funds 75.5% 329
Total Responses: 436
 
4. If you were eligible to participate in the last Early Retirement Program and did not, or have recently become eligible, would you be willing and able to participate in another Early Retirement Program.
 
  Percentage Responses
Yes 33.8% 68
No 66.2% 133
Total Responses: 201