Who is affected by the salary freeze?
What services will be reduced?
Why don't we spend more of our endowment?
These are 3 of 34 "frequently asked questions" (FAQs) that are answered on Dartmouth's budget communications website.
You may submit questions anonymously by using the Web form.
Please visit the site for more questions and answers. A sampler:
Does the salary freeze announced Feb. 9 apply to all Dartmouth employees, or to staff only?
The freeze on salaries for FY 2010 applies to most Dartmouth employees, including faculty and staff. For staff, the annual review process will take place this spring, but there will be no merit-based increases. For faculty, regular adjustments will be made for promotion and tenure. Employees earning less than $50,000 per year will be given $1,000 supplemental payments (excluding employees at the Dartmouth Medical School, which is in a strategic-review process). The College will follow the collective bargaining agreements in effect with the union through June 30, 2010.
What specific facilities or services are impacted by reductions-in-hours, and when do those changes take effect?
A number of facilities will be reducing hours and services will be scaled back, as a result of the budget reconciliation plan. Among those areas affected:
Other changes will be announced as information becomes available.
Dartmouth has an endowment worth $3 billion. Why not just spend that to ease the budget crisis?
|Source: Dartmouth Finance and Administration. (Chart design by Jermaine Johnson)|
By RICK ADAMS
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Last Updated: 2/26/09