Veterans Services Informed Budget Process: FY 2013 IBP Progress Report & FY 2014 IBP Budget Request
FY 2013 IBP Progress ReportFor Projects Funded July 1, 2012 • Full-time North Region Veterans Coordinator 2 • Amount Funded: $54,978 through Talent Management and filled within the budget amount allocated • Project Status: The position has been filled and the Coordinator is serving credit and SAT students at South City and Westpointe. The Coordinator has: • Hours at both locations and has seen over 100 students providing guidance and resolving students concerns • Arranged for additional VA advisors to be at both locations signing Veterans up for VA benefits and providing counseling to the students • Presented information to veterans in the Pilot program in their orientation class and assisted them to clear up concerns and certify their classes
FY 2014 Base Request • Project Title: Veterans Services Technician 4 (currently under review by Talent Management for Coordinator 1) • Core Theme / Strategic Priority Supported Improve Student Access and Success - Having this position added to the Veterans Services budget will provide a consistent, quality employee • Dollars Requested: $60,127 ($32,797 + $27,330 benefits) • Justification: Due to the complexity of the laws governing VA benefits, we need well-trained, consistent, full-time support • This position is responsible for: • Researching, reporting and reconciling payments from the VA to the College and ordering refunds to the VA or students • Training and supervising VA work-study students • Conducting audits and reporting to the VA changes in students enrollment • This position is a backup for the Coordinator 2, North Region in all duties.
FY 2014 Base Request • Justification Continued: • This position also requires the following • Working in close partnership with Cashiering and Accounts Receivable to monitor and reconcile payment billings to the VA and payments by the VA to the College of more than $8 million a year. Responsible to monitor VA debt letters and request refunds to be sent to the VA or the student per VA guidelines timely. • Must be knowledgeable of laws, rules and regulations to ensure the College is in compliance and completes processes and refunds in a reasonable time frame to avoid federal penalties. Must know rules and policies with VA, FAA, state, federal and College. • Knowledge needed of College Banner system, degree audits used each term and grading system to monitor eligibility for each student. • Project Outcome Measurements • Veterans will be certified quickly and we will have successful federal audits