Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Governor's Budget Spares PERB From Cuts

On Monday, Governor Brown released his proposed budget for 2011-2012. The overall budget picture is grim. However, the budget picture for PERB isn't that bad. PERB's proposed budget for 2011-2012 is $6,235,000, which is slightly higher (about 4.4%) than PERB's estimated expenditures for 2010-2011 of $5,971,000. I don't know for sure, but I'm guessing the increase is due to the fact that PERB employees were subject to a 3-day per month furlough in 2010-2011 (a roughly 14% paycut) while in 2011-12 PERB employees will be subject to a combination of cuts totally about 10% of pay. The difference would explain why PERB's budget increased slightly. In terms of personnel, the 2011-2012 budget anticipates 40 FTE's; the same as in 2010-2011.

Below are the excerpts from the Governor's proposed budget for PERB: