Sunday, April 30, 2017

Central Michigan University Plans Cuts to Balance Budget - AP

entral Michigan University plans to cut 30 vacant staff positions and lay off about 24 staff members amid efforts to balance its budget. The Morning Sun of Mount Pleasant reports ( ) the update comes as university administrators finalize a balanced fiscal year 2018 budget. Barry Wilkes, the school's vice president of finance and administration, told faculty and staff in an email this week that there will be 4 percent, or $20 million, in total base budget reductions. An all-campus budget forum was scheduled for Thursday. The Union of Teaching Faculty says in a statement that the figure of about 24 people being laid off doesn't count fixed-term faculty members whose contracts aren't being renewed or who face a partial layoff with the number of classes they teach being cut.

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