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Proposed Changes to RCM Presented to Tri-Councils

By Jody Record, Campus Journal Editor
March 24, 2010

A review of the university’s decentralized budgeting structure known as RCM (responsibility center management) has resulted in proposed changes that will be presented to President Mark Huddleston by March 31.

The outcome of the recent review was presented to the PAT, OS and Extension Educator council representatives on March 10 by David Proulx, assistant vice president of financial planning and budget.

Meetings with other constituent groups have taken place or will take place before March 31.

The goal of the revisions is to simplify the process, according to Proulx who called the current model “too complex.”

“The biggest changes are that it is simpler to understand and manage, it creates stronger incentives to generate net revenues, it identifies sources of funds for strategic investment by the president and provost and increases financial accountability for all units,” Proulx said. “And it supports the strategic plan for UNH.”

The RCM model was adopted in 2000. It has been reviewed twice before. Under RCM,
each budgetary unit has its own designated revenue stream and is responsible for managing its costs.
To view the proposed changes go to http://www.unh.edu/rcm/.


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