Student Association releases proposed 2016-2017 budget

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Student Association has released its proposed 2016-2017 budget. Association members will vote whether to pass the budget at 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 28, in the Alumni Lounge. Check out the highlights, or review specifics with the charts below.

Budget Highlights

  • The Operations budget has increased 9.28 percent, from $30,700.00 to $33,550. Only 81.4 percent ($24,987.18) of the Operations budget was actually used last year.
    • The President’s wage has increased 22.5 percent, from $4,900.00 to $6,000.
    • The Speaker of the Association’s wage has increased 12.25 percent, from $4,900.00 to $5,500.00.
    • The Executive Assistant of the Association’s wage has increased 2.04 percent, from $4,900.00 to $5,000.00
    • The wages of the Parliamentarian, Allocations Director, Ombudsman, Public Information Officer, Campus Events Chair, Philanthropy Chair, and Legislative and External Affairs Director have increased 4.5 percent, from $1,100.00 to $1,150.00.
  • The Allocations budget has increased 2.8 percent, from $56,225.00 to $57,800.00. Only 63.9 percent ($35,964.05) of the Allocations budget was actually used last year.
  • The Campus Events budget has decreased 12.5 percent, from $10,800.00 to $9,450.00. The whole budget was used last year, plus an additional $23.72.
  • The Legislative and External Affairs budget has increased 63.18 percent, from $6,300.00 to $10,280.00. Only 25.42 percent ($1,601.31) of the Legislative and External Affairs budget was actually used last year; however, the increase this year can be attributed to the fact that Student Association plans to spend $6,230.00 for a trip in January 2017 to the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C.
  • The Public Information budget has decreased 11 percent, from $3,000 to $2,670.00. Only 91.12 percent ($2,733.63) of the Public Information budget was used last year.
  • The Philanthropy budget has decreased by 0.46 percent, from $10,800.00 to $10,750.00. Only 95.87 percent ($10,352.92) of the Philanthropy budget was used last year.
  • The Student Concerns budget has decreased 15.1 percent, from $5,300.00 to $4,500.00. Only 50.8 percent ($2,692.02) of the Student Concerns Budget was used last year.
  • The Summer Continuation budget has decreased 34.8 percent, from $11,500.00 to $7,500. The whole Summer Continuation budget was used last year.
  • The Winter Retreat budget has been eliminated from the proposed budget.

Student Association 2016-2017 Proposed Budget

  • Operations
  • Allocations
  • Campus Events
  • Legislative and External Affairs
  • Public Information
  • Philanthropy
  • Student Concerns
  • Summer Continuation Budget

2016-2017 Student Association Proposed Budget

2015-2016 Projected2015-2016 Actual2016-2017 Projected
Operations$30,700.00$24,987.18$33,550.00
Allocations$56,225.00$35,964.05$57,800.00
Campus Events$10,800.00$10,823.72$9,450.00
Legislative and External Affairs$6,300.00$1,601.31$10,280.00
Public Information$3,000.00$2,733.63$2,670.00
Philanthropy$10,800.00$10,352.92$10,750.00
Student Concerns$5,300.00$2,692.02$4,500.00
Summer Continuation Budget$11,500.00$11,500.00$7,500.00
Winter Retreat$2,000.00$2,000.00
Total$136,625.00$92,654.83$136,500.00
2015-2016 Projected2015-2016 Actual2016-2017 Projected
Wages$22,400.00$20,538.16$24,550.00
Office Expenses$6,000.00$3,204.62$4,700.00
Presidential Discretionary Fund$500.00$494.00$1,000.00
Speaker of the Association Discretionary Fund$500.00$436.58$1,000.00
Contingency$1,000.00$313.82$2,000.00
FICA Taxes$300.00$300.00
Wages2015-2016 Projected2015-2016 Actual2016-2017 Projected
President (Cody McKay)$4,900.00$4,900.00$6,000.00
Speaker of the Association (Tyson McKinley)$4,900.00$4,900.00$5,500.00
Executive Assistant of the Association (Leslie Smith)$4,900.00$4,900.00$5,000.00
Parliamentarian (Sean Mueller)$1,100.00$1,100.00$1,150.00
Allocations Director (Cassie Misolek)$1,100.00$1,100.00$1,150.00
Ombudsman (Chad Walker)$1,100.00$1,100.00$1,150.00
Public Information Officer (Lauren Kreiss)$1,100.00$1,100.00$1,150.00
Campus Events Chair (McKenna Ciner)$1,100.00$1,100.00$1,150.00
Philanthropy Chair (Emma Eldred)$1,100.00$1,100.00$1,150.00
Legislative and External Affairs Director (Ra’Ven Miller)$1,100.00$1,100.00$1,150.00
Office Expenses2015-2016 Projected2015-2016 Actual2016-2017 Projected
Telephone$100.00$6.03$20.00
Fax$20.00
Postage$80.00$116.87$130.00
Copies$200.00$25.04$50.00
Representative Supplies$1,400.00$1,277.10$1,500.00
Maintenance$1,000.00$1,000.00
Taxes$1,400.00$687.90$750.00
Telephone Instrument Charge$1,000.00$960.00$900.00
Miscellaneous $800.00$131.68$350.00
2015-2016 Projected2015-2016 Actual2016-2017 Projected
RSO Allocations & IELD Allocations: Fall$25,000.00$25,000.00$27,000.000
RSO Allocations & IELD Allocations: Winter$25,000.00$25,000.00$27,000.00
Study Abroad Scholarship: Fall$2,500.00$2,500.00$1,900.00
Study Abroad Scholarship: Winter$3,725.00$3,725.00$1,900.00
2015-2016 Projected2015-2016 Actual2016-2017 Projected
SVSU Football Tailgates$2,500.00$1,937.23$1,200.00
Collaborations$2,000.00$1,334.38$2,000.00
Campus Events$6,000.00$7,526.01$6,000.00
Miscellaneous$300.00$26.00$250.00
2015-2016 Projected2015-2016 Actual2016-2017 Projected
Student Association of Michigan$3,500.00$1,540.97$2,300.00
Voter Registration$1,000.00$500.00
Events$1,500.00$60.34$1,000.00
Miscellaneous$300.00$250.00
Presidential Inauguration DC Trip$6,230.00
2015-2016 Projected2015-2016 Actual2016-2017 Projected
Potty Postings$1,500.00$931.20$1,000.00
Advertising$1,200.00$1,250.30$1,420.00
Miscellaneous$300.00$592.12$250.00
2015-2016 Projected2015-2016 Actual2016-2017 Projected
Battle of the Valleys$7,000.00$6,750.93$7,500.00
Relay for Life$1,500.00$1,076.23$1,000.00
Relay for Life Donation$2,000.00$2,000.00$2,000.00
Community Improvement Scholarship$250.00
Miscellaneous$300.00$525.76$250.00
2015-2016 Projected2015-2016 Actual2016-2017 Projected
Blue Books$1,500.00$904.00$1,250.00
Diversity Programs$2,000.00$1,332.18$2,000.00
Exam Bags$1,000.00$455.84$1,000.00
Scholarships$500.00
Miscellaneous$300.00$250.00
2015-2016 Projected2015-2016 Actual2016-2017 Projected
Blue Books$500.00$158.08$200.00
Public Information Expenditures$500.00$351.35$500.00 (Actual: $102.00; Remaining: $398.00)
Summer Retreat$3,500.00$1,711.29$3,500.00
Red Pride Picnic$1,000.00$510.62$1,000.00
Office Supplies / Renovations$5,000.00$3,522.04$1,000.00 (Actual: $340.00; Remaining: $660.00)
Miscellanous$1,000.00$5,246.64
2015-2016 Projected2015-2016 Actual2016-2017 Projected
Winter Retreat$2,000.00$2,000.00

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