UT to lay off 17 in belt-tightening
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.