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ANR Town Hall Meeting October 6, 2009 Implementation of Strategic Vision Dan Dooley Vice President
Basis of Actions Input came from: • Statewide Conference • County and Campus Academics and Staff • Strategic Planning Steering Committee • External Groups: industry, NGOs, clientele • Review Committee Recommendations • Executive Council and Program Council • Administrative Review Council • President’s Advisory Commission on ANR • Academic Senate Committees
Five Initiatives • Sustainable Food Systems • Sustainable Natural Ecosystems • Endemic and Invasive Pests and Diseases • Water Quality, Quantity and Security • Healthy Families and Communities
Budget Principles • Strategic Vision will direct ANR programmatic and operational structure • No advisors or specialists will be laid off • Merit and Promotion process for ANR academics will proceed
Considerations 92% of ANR’s permanent state budget is invested in personnel ANR’s budget reduction is $9 million permanent and $5 million temporary, which approaches a 20% budget cut for fy 09/10
Actions:Restructure of ANR Executive Office Elimination of the AVP position effective October 1, 2009. Redistribution of functions: executive position for programs and one for administration AVP Allen-Diaz, Academic Programs and Strategic Initiatives AVP Kay Taber, Business Operations Closing of Office of Government and External Relations effective November 1, 2009 Advocacy, Strategic Communications Don Klingborg, Lead, Advocacy, Strategic Communications, and County Partnerships
Actions: Restructure of Regional Offices and Business Operation Units Replace existing regional offices with centralized business operations and academic program support offices. Close North Coast and Mountain Region by Jan 1, 2010 Remaining regional offices closed by June 30, 2010 County business operations functions – Kearney REC site Create an Academic Program Support Office-Davis County programs, RECs, federal grants and Initiatives Personnel configured into 2 separate units housed in the ANR Building in Davis Academic Personnel – Director: Kim Rodrigues Staff Personnel – Director: Linda Manton
Actions: Programmatic Changes Close the following statewide programs and units effective December 31, 2009: Center for Water Resources – function realigned under Water Initiative Integrated Hardwood Range Management Program – function realigned under Sustainable Natural Ecosystems Initiative Small Farms - function realigned under Sustainable Food Systems Initiative California Communities – function realigned with Healthy Families and Communities Initiative Program Administration Changes: Eliminate Program Leader Positions. Program Council will be restructured to reflect evolving changes in programmatic organization Workgroup Structure for grassroots innovation will be retained
Actions: Programmatic Changes CE Specialist support will be reduced by 20% 20% Reduction in permanent budgets for the following programs: Agricultural Issues Center 4H Statewide Office/Center for Youth Development Integrated Pest Management Sustainable Agricultural Research and Education Program Water Archive collection will have new academic home by June 30, 2010 Competitive Grants Programs Existing competitive statewide program grants, both state and endowment funded, will be withdrawn and redirected to support the strategic initiatives
Actions: Programmatic Changes Programs will be restructured around 5 Initiatives Supported by the Program Support Unit to keep administrative costs to a minimum 5 Strategic Initiative Program Teams: A lead academic and 3-5 advisory team members 5-year missions for each initiative Competitive proposals solicited for each initiative Functions of existing Statewide Programs will be realigned under one of the above initiatives
Actions: Other Structural Support Changes Analytical Lab will be closed effective September 30, 2010 Shafter Research and Extension Center will be closed by March 31,2010 Research activities will be transferred to West Side REC An evaluation of opportunities for administrative savings at Kearney Academic Center and Kearney Research and Extension Center is ongoing with report expected in November. 10% Permanent Budget Reduction to: Communication Services Research and Extension Center system
Initiatives Leadership Endemic and Invasive Pests and Diseases – Lead pending Healthy Families and Communities – Sharon Junge, Lead Sustainable Food Systems – Joe DiTomaso, Lead Sustainable Natural Ecosystems – Jim Bartolome, Lead Water Quality, Quantity and Security – Lead pending
Next Steps Administrative Review Council work on appropriate staffing levels of Business Operations units, Academic Program Support unit, and Academic and Staff Personnel units Complete appointment of Initiative leads and advisory teams and begin preparation of 5 year plans of action Initiate discussions regarding County partnership, which will be a very consultative process Restructure Program Council based on new program structure