The 2009 Executive Budget Document
Virginia Museum of Natural HistoryMission Statement
The mission of the Virginia Museum of Natural History is to interpret Virginia's natural heritage within a global context in ways that are relevant to all citizens of the Commonwealth.Operating Budget History
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Positions|
|2005 Appropriation||$ 1,614,486||$ 449,874||31.00|
|2006 Appropriation||$ 2,104,386||$ 449,874||40.50|
|2007 Appropriation||$ 2,797,418||$ 461,054||43.50|
|2008 Appropriation||$ 2,966,822||$ 776,938||52.50|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Positions|
|2009 Base Budget||$ 3,141,062||$ 795,752||52.50|
|2009 Addenda||$ (384,527)||$ 0||(5.00)|
|2009 Total||$ 2,756,535||$ 795,752||47.50|
|2010 Base Budget||$ 3,141,062||$ 795,752||52.50|
|2010 Addenda||$ (479,559)||$ 0||(5.00)|
|2010 Total||$ 2,661,503||$ 795,752||47.50|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
Reflect Governor’s October reductions in agency budgetsReflects the reductions approved by Governor Kaine in October 2008 for 2009 and the corresponding continuation of savings in 2010. See Part D of this document for reduction details. For 2009, a decrease of $314,106 (GF) and five positions. For 2010, a decrease of $471,159 (GF).
Implement targeted reductionsImplements targeted reductions for 2009 and 2010 included in Governor Kaine's 2008-2010 Budget Reduction Plan. Reduction details can be found in Part D of this document. For 2009, a decrease of $70,421 (GF). For 2010, a decrease of $8,400 (GF).
Budget Reduction Strategies
October Reduction Strategies
Close on certain days
Close the museum on Sundays, Mondays and holidays to save general fund dollars that would have been spent on utilities and personnel costs. In correlation with these closings, in FY 2009 all full-time employees will be furloughed a total of 168 hours, or one day per week for 21 weeks. The Museum will also have to absorb a slight nongeneral fund reduction from this strategy due to a loss in admission fees.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (152,953) $ 0
Cut custodial services by 60 percent
Reduce cleaning service to every other day and eliminate Sunday.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (36,062) $ (36,062)
Eliminate administrative position
Eliminate administrative position, workload will be absorbed by current staff.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ 19,757 $ (43,365) Position Changes (1.00) (1.00) Layoffs 1 0
Eliminate publications position
Eliminate publications position. Workload will be absorbed by existing staff.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (213) $ (48,389) Position Changes (1.00) (1.00) Layoffs 1 0
Eliminate research area
Eliminate research program. The lab space vacated by this elimination will now be utilized by volunteer researchers and education staff.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ 28,805 $ (114,937) Position Changes (1.00) (1.00) Layoffs 1 0
Eliminate supervisor position
Eliminate supervisor position and transfer duties to the operations manager.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ 6,431 $ (55,013) Position Changes (1.00) (1.00) Layoffs 1 0
Eliminate vacant collections manager position
Eliminate vacant collections manager position.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (39,915) $ (54,817) Position Changes (1.00) (1.00)
Improve the efficiency of agency support services
Eliminate discretionary spending on supplies, travel, training, and equipment purchases. Reduce or eliminate routine general maintenance effecting the appearance of the Museum.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (139,956) $ (118,576)
December Reduction Strategies
Absorb Workforce Transition Act retirement costs in the Virginia Retirement System
When an agency implements layoffs for employees eligible for retirement, in lieu of severance, the employee is offered an enhanced retirement package. In such cases, the agency would normally pre-pay the Virginia Retirement System for the cost of the enhanced package. This savings strategy would require the Virginia Retirement System to temporarily absorb such costs incurred as the result of layoffs in the Governor's 2008-10 reduction plan and amortize the cost as part of future actuarial valuations.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ (70,421) $ 0
Remove additional funding for pay practices
Removes the half-percent pay practices funding granted to Executive branch agencies in the 2006-08 biennium.
FY 2009 FY 2010 General Fund Savings $ 0 $ (8,400)