1. FY2014 CRS Budget Update from Ed Jablonski. FY2014 situation is still unknown, only speculation at this point. One likely scenario is CR, which would keep us at or near last year’s levels. Figures of $101.4 million and $108.8 million have been mentioned in House and Senate committee meetings, respectively, but not much reason to expect anything different than last year. Program increases unlikely in this budget environment. If CRS stays at level funding, costs like WIGs and a possible federal raise still have to be absorbed, but attrition will offset some of this. Non-payroll cuts will be considered first; after that, look at what to do with contracts, how much to do with FTEs. Probably won’t need hiring freeze with flat budget. Recent hiring has essentially been to keep up with attrition. Expected to have 593-600 FTEs in FY2014. Hiring will be top priority if there is extra money after costs like WIGs, not furloughing, etc., are accounted for. No way to know about furlough yet; it’s a Library decision. Probably won’t be necessary with flat budget.
2. Health Violations in Madison Cafeteria. Not as many violations occurred as were reported due to double-counting between different inspectors. Vermin report was due to crack in ceiling, not an actual sighting or evidence of vermin. Library is hiring in-house inspector. All violations have been addressed, and ILC will submit a report to the Library about how they’ve fixed the problems and how they will prevent future issues.
Meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.
Linda Jo Schierow