Monday, April 11, 2016

300 UAF jobs at stake even in 'best-case scenario,' university says - Annie Zak, Alaska Dispatch

At least 300 jobs at the University of Alaska Fairbanks will be lost or reduced because of the school's financial problems. UAF Chancellor Mike Powers sent out an email to university staff Friday afternoon explaining that the school's budget shortfall will result in job cuts and reductions. The university is bracing for a budget gap of at least $26 million in fiscal year 2017 and possibly as much as $36 million. "For UAF as a whole," he wrote, "even our best-case scenario of a $26 million reduction will likely mean at least 300 people and positions affected." Those will come in the form of layoffs, contract non-renewals and contract reductions. Most vacant positions will also be left open in the year ahead.

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