By Donna Fowler
The Division of Administration, Finance and Facilities has updated its website with Fiscal Year 2012-13 Initial Budget, Staffing Pattern and Personnel Roster data.
Currently, the website includes the past five fiscal years’ budget information and Staffing Patterns.
The Budget Office has added the College and University Professional Association (CUPA) averages for faculty salaries by discipline and rank to the site. Also included are: Budgetary Terms and Definitions, fringe rates, the Budget Data Books and a summary of budget distribution.
The CUPA averages for administrator salaries are not posted, says Vice President of Administration, Finance and Facilities Natalie Lutes, because administrative titles and positions at higher education institutions vary considerably in terms of responsibilities.
“It’s more complicated and individualized so there is not an across-the-board comparison like there is for a tenured math professor at peer institutions, for instance,” Lutes explains.
After working with the Council of Administrators to address their concerns on salary determination, Human Resources will send a revised compensation letter to each administrator that includes CUPA information. The letter, to be sent this month, will include the base salary, the amount of the 2 percent salary increase the administrator received starting July 1, the amount of equity adjustment (if any), the CUPA average for the position, and the percent the CUPA average represents for the total salary.
Administrators who have questions after receiving their compensation letter should email HR Associate Vice President Judy Zewe or call 303-556-5031 for a personal consultation.
One of the goals in the Institutional Resources section of the 2012-17 Strategic Plan is for MSU Denver to have an effective, efficient and transparent institutional allocation-resource process.
Among the strategies to attain this goal are:
· Communicate effectively with all constituents
· Assure transparent decision-making
· Assure a transparent budget and budgeting process
“Providing this information on the Budget Office website is a key step toward furthering transparency and promoting communication”, Lutes says.
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