UT to lay off 17 in belt-tight­en­ing

Austin American-Statesman - - LOCAL BRIEFING -

Seven­teen em­ploy­ees will be laid off Sept. 19, and 60 va­cant po­si­tions will be elim­i­nated in the cam­pus plan­ning and fa­cil­i­ties man­age­ment group at the Uni­ver­sity of Texas, of­fi­cials said Tues­day.

The belt-tight­en­ing, which will save $3.1 mil­lion a year, is part of broader bud­get-trim­ming ef­forts in­tended to re­duce an­nual spend­ing by $14.6 mil­lion. State leg­isla­tive lead­ers have or­dered agen­cies and uni­ver­si­ties to trim spend­ing by 5 per­cent a year.

UT of­fi­cials have pro­jected that by Aug. 31, 2011, about 200 po­si­tions will have been elim­i­nated in var­i­ous ad­min­is­tra­tive units, in­clud­ing pub­lic af­fairs, uni­ver­sity op­er­a­tions and the pres­i­dent’s of­fice.

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