37 Jobs Will Be Eliminated at University of Wyoming

May 15, 2017

This week, the University of Wyoming will begin notifying 37 staff members slated to be laid off due to budget cuts, Wyoming Public Media reported. At this time, the layoffs will not apply to any faculty positions.

Last year, the state Legislature announced the university would lose $40 million of its funding. The staff layoffs are a response to the cut, and while it’s unclear how many other jobs may be in jeopardy, 80 percent of the university’s current budget goes toward personnel.

University staff are not sure what to expect from the layoffs, said Rachel Stevens, vice president of the staff senate. They have had no indication which positions or departments are vulnerable.

The layoffs follow a number of other approaches the university took to eliminate positions, including offering incentivized retirement programs to employees. All together, the different options have accounted for 369 job dissolutions.

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