The non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau has released the budget papers that relate to UW-Madison’s proposed public authority status (papers 690 and 691) and the funding of UW System (papers 740-753). Several of the papers include opportunities for increased management flexibility:
- 742, Tuition Flexibility
- 743, Budgeting and Financial Flexibilities
- 744, Compensation for Faculty and Academic Staff
- 745, Personnel System for Faculty and Academic Staff
- 747, Procurement Flexibilities
- 748, Building Projects
As noted earlier, these papers are designed to help legislators learn about each particular issue. The papers give an overview of each issue, with the the budgetary and policy implications, and conclude by listing motions for the committee to consider, which often include the governor’s original proposal, maintenance of current law, and one or more alternatives.