Tuesday, December 16, 2014

USM announces 14 more layoffs in effort to fill $16 million budget hole - Seth Koenig, Bangor Daily News

Interim University of Southern Maine President David Flanagan announced 14 staff layoffs Monday as the latest part of a plan to close a $16 million budget gap for the coming fiscal year. The staff positions — eight of which are within the school’s administration — represent another significant wave of job cuts in a process that has already included the elimination of 51 faculty positions and five programs. None of the layoffs announced Monday were teaching positions. In a statement released Monday, Flanagan said more jobs may be reduced in the coming months as the university looks to reorganize its research administration. “Our budget-balancing focus has been on creating financial sustainability for USM. http://bangordailynews.com/2014/12/01/politics/usm-announces-14-more-layoffs-in-ongoing-effort-to-fill-16-million-budget-hole/

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