From 2004 to date, according to data reported by the Montana University System to the Governor’s budget office, total FTE increased 28% while funding for such positions increased 159%. Please explain this apparent discrepancy.
- This apparent discrepancy is due to a change in accounting procedures at MSU. Starting in FY 2008, changes to the overhead allocation schedule were implemented with approval by OCHE. This change accounts for a large percentage increase in both FTE and costs between FY 2004 and FY 2008. The linked spreadsheet below provides detail related to this change.
Q7 Attachment1: MSU Spreadsheet