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Executive Budget Committee Approves Principles, Appoints Work Groups

The UCSF Executive Budget Committee has approved principles and guidelines to govern budget cuts, cost savings and revenue enhancements, and has appointed three work groups to make recommendations on the budget, according to Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Eugene Washington, MD. Washington updated the community in a letter today. Colleagues,
The Executive Budget Committee, responding to the Chancellor’s December 2008 charge to create a three-year financial plan to address the serious budget challenges facing the campus, has taken several actions. First, the committee approved a set of principles to govern budget reductions, cost savings and revenue enhancements. Second, the committee created three work groups, which are advisory to the Executive Budget Committee and are charged with:
  • Reviewing specific areas related to the financial crisis
  • Recommending options for cost reductions, revenue enhancements or strategic realignment of resources

Work Groups

The three work groups began meeting in early February and are anticipated to meet through June 2009. The chairs of each work group will regularly report to the Executive Budget Committee on their work groups’ progress and recommendations. The work groups, their co-chairs and their areas of focus are:
  • Work Group on Academic and Clinical Program Efficiencies, co-chaired by David Gardner, chair of the UCSF Academic Senate, and Sam Hawgood, interim dean of the School of Medicine. This group is charged with exploring and recommending academic and clinical program efficiency options. Members of this work group and additional information about their charge can be found here.
  • Work Group on Administrative and Business Efficiencies, co-chaired by Mark Laret, chief executive officer of UCSF Medical Center, and Randy Lopez, interim vice chancellor of Finance & Administration. This group is charged with exploring and recommending administrative and business efficiency options. Members of this work group and additional information about their charge can be found here.
  • Work Group on Revenue Generation and Innovation, co-chaired by John Featherstone, dean of the School of Dentistry, and Mary Anne Koda-Kimble, dean of the School of Pharmacy. This group is charged with exploring and recommending revenue generation and innovation options. Members of this work group and additional information about their charge can be found here.

Comments Welcome

The Executive Budget Committee and the work groups welcome questions or comments from the campus community. If you have questions, comments or suggestions as to how UCSF should address the budget challenges, please email [email protected]. Sincerely,
Eugene Washington
Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost