Experiences in Implementing a Statewide Partial Cost Recovery Program

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Experiences in Implementing a Statewide Partial Cost Recovery Program. Darrell Dromgoole April 2013. Rationale For PCR. Economic Conditions Flat to declining state, federal, and local appropriations Increasing cost of doing business Competitive position of faculty and staff. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Experiences in Implementing a Statewide Partial Cost Recovery ProgramDarrell DromgooleApril 2013

  • Rationale For PCREconomic Conditions Flat to declining state, federal, and local appropriationsIncreasing cost of doing businessCompetitive position of faculty and staff

  • Position Impactsbetween 2010 and 2012

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  • Guiding Principles PartialCost RecoveryConsistency with agency missionSustain program delivery capacityConsideration of impacts on local supportProgram priorities continue to be driven by strategic planning process

  • Partial Cost Recovery FeesEducational group methodsMinimum $10 up to 10% per participantOnline courses and Services15% service fee4-H participation fee$25 annual fee per member

  • How have We Done?

  • How Have We Done?

  • ChallengesNaysayerswe have always offered programs free of chargetaxpayers already pay for Extension programsprogram partners will discontinue supportlose program participationclientele wont see the program value4-H youth participation fee wont work

  • Challenges continued...Fiscal accountabilityCollection and timely processing of fundsCash handling Best Practices financial resources management

  • Recommendations for Successful ImplementationDont apologize communicate clearly that Extension has valueGet early buy in from agents, specialists and other personnelCommunicate, communicate, communicate to key officials and partners at all levelsInvolve chief financial officer to assist with fiscal processes

  • Website : http://ExtensionCostRecovery.tamu.edu

    Doug Steele DirectorKyle Smith Executive Associate DirectorDarrell Dromgoole Associate Director County ProgramsPete Gibbs Associate Director State ProgramsDonna Alexander Chief Financial Officer

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