Resolution submitted to the Manoa Faculty Senate
by the Committee on Administration and Budget
Regarding the Restoration of Restricted Funds
WHEREAS decisions regarding budgetary allocations among units--between the System and campuses, among campuses, and within each campus--require an orderly process of consultative deliberation, under conditions of maximum transparency, and
WHEREAS there often are externally imposed restrictions on budgets, such as those imposed by the Governor, and
WHEREAS any restoration of such externally imposed restrictions should not be treated as an occasion to subvert the orderly consultative processes required by policy in budgetary matters,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that if the University's budget is subject to externally imposed restrictions, and these restrictions are passed on to units, and if restrictions are removed, then the funds released must be restored to units as they were before the restriction.
All proposals for reallocations of funds, based on changing budgetary circumstances, must be made publicly, with ample opportunity for discussion, including discussion with the appropriate campus faculty organizations of the affected campuses, at UH Manoa with the Manoa Faculty Senate.
passed at 11/19/03 Senate