1999 Reallocation and Cost Avoidance = $1,092,000
Listed below are the activities that occurred during FY 1999 to reallocate funds or avoid costs.
Union Station (Operations) = $40,000
Consolidation of post office, check cashing, and Campus Card office into one centralized location in the AMU. The new Union Station is more user-friendly for students and staff.
Child Care Center (Operations) = $84,000
Reforms implemented: reassigned staff to meet program needs, reallocated space and equipment, applied for and received grants, added additional programs, improved marketing strategies, and changed policies to reflect industry standards. As a result, the Child Care Center went from a subsidized to a break-even operation.
Parking Efficiencies (Operations) = $45,000
To increase efficiency while heightening security services, parking lot attendant staffing was reduced through the implementation of a centralized video surveillance and communication monitoring station. In addition, a new service-oriented parking assignment process was implemented.
Off-Campus Housing Coordinator (Personnel) = $26,000
Campus Circle position replaced with an off-campus housing coordinator position created in the Office of Residence Life. The coordinator assists upper-class students in securing safe, affordable, and comfortable off-campus housing.
Vacation Policy (Outsourcing/Program Elimination) = $466,000
Vacation policy for administrators and non-unionized support staff modified to motivate employees to use vacation which they are entitled, to prevent misuse of vacation time, to eliminate “banking” of unreasonable amounts of vacation time, and to avoid large pay-outs upon resignation, retirement, or termination of an employee.
Tuition Refund Policy (Operations) = $60,000
Change made to refund policy so that two different schedules are now integrated. The change brought Marquette in line with other universities and reduced confusion for students.
Complimentary Men's B-ball Tickets (Outsourcing/Program Elimination) = $35,000
The practices and policies related to complimentary tickets were reviewed and reworked so that most complimentary tickets were eliminated.
Continuing Education (Outsourcing/Program Elimination) = $208,000
The consolidation of Continuing Education with the College of Professional Studies significantly decreased overhead expenses and helped concentrate efforts on the best revenue opportunities. Annual savings of $208,000 plus the prospect of revenue increases based on a more focused set of program offerings which are market-driven and not tuition remission supported.
Corporate Travel Card Program (Operations) = $22,000
University credit card policy modified to eliminate waste and potential fraud and to reduce late fees by the development of more disciplined usage rules. Beyond the initial annual savings, the policy enhances quality by a reduction in financial paperwork, improved service with vendors, and potential corporate discounts.
Academic Affairs (Personnel) = $80,000
Review of a variety of administrative functions in several offices including the Graduate School, Registrar’s Office, and libraries.
Office of Communication (Personnel) = $26,000
Prioritization and consolidation of duties within the area resulting in the elimination of one position.