The College maintains a reserve to assist departments and faculty members by paying temporary expenses associated with enrollment shifts, recruitment, retention, student support, equipment replacement, and new initiatives. These reserve funds are obtained from the recapture of funds released by faculty leaves and vacancies.
For 2016-17, the College will allocate to units a portion of recapture funds released by their leaves according to the following guidelines. A unit recaptures:
(1) 50% of salary and benefits released from leaves with or without salary. For example, if a faculty member with a nine-month salary of $90,000 is on leave for three quarters at 2/3 salary, the unit recaptures $15,000 and the College $15,000.
(2) 50% of salary and benefits released by faculty who shift to grants for periods up to one year but are not on campus and therefore are unable to continue duties such as student supervision and departmental committee work.
(3) 100% of salary and benefits released by faculty who shift salary to grants for periods up to one year but remain on campus and continue duties such as student supervision and departmental committee work.
There is no transitional funding available from the College for vacancies.
Departmental allocations should be used primarily for meeting highest priority, temporary instructional support needs. After instructional needs are met, any remaining funds may support other temporary departmental needs. They should not be used to fund continuing permanent staff or faculty positions (except for possible step increases associated with the Career Enhancement Growth Program for state-funded CSA positions). Released benefits may only be used to cover the benefits costs associated with salary expenditures funded from release-recapture funds. Approval for use of recapture allocations is not necessary, but an accounting of these funds is required at the end of the academic year.
All 2016-17 faculty salary release-recapture plans should be submitted electronically. The revised format must be used for 2016-17. It is available on the A&S Web at Salary release-recapture form 2016 faculty. The 2016-17 form contains a field to enter any remaining balance form your 2015-16 release-recapture. If you enter an amount in this field be sure that it matches the balance contained on to final 2015-16 release-recapture form.
Submit your faculty salary release-recapture plan via email to Sue Barnhart by October 28, 2016.
Staff (01-60, 01-70)
When there is a release of any kind (due to leaves, buyouts, vacancies, etc.), departments are eligible to use up to 50% of the GOF funds that are released from the individual’s position, including benefits, to cover the costs of replacements. The Dean’s Office recaptures the remaining 50% salary and benefits, plus any remaining unused funds not needed by the department to fund replacements.
Departments should complete and submit a staff salary release-recapture form when a GOF staff salary release occurs. The form identifies the vacancy and the replacement plan. Staff salary release-recapture forms should be submitted as soon as a staff release has been identified. The form is available on the A&S Web at Salary release-recapture form 2016 staff.
Submit a staff salary release-recapture plan via email to Sue Barnhart (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible upon identifying a staff salary release on a GOF budget.
Any remaining balance in 01-60 and 01-70 object codes at the end of the fiscal year/biennium will revert to the College, just as it did under the expired salary savings process. Any over-expenditures in 01-60 or 01-70 are the responsibility of the department. There is no carryover of staff release-recapture funds from year one into year two.
01-60 Step M Salary Variances
The Dean has approved the use of College resources to bring all existing permanently budgeted classified staff positions to step “M” or to the individual’s actual salary level, whichever is less, if the budgeted average is less than the individual’s salary. These funds will be transferred to the individual’s position on your GOF budget. This process will function in the same manner as the previously expired salary allocation process.