UW may have 400 fewer employees because of budget woes

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Laramie, Wyo. - University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols says UW may have as many as 400 fewer employees after accounting for budget cuts and other funding changes over the next couple of years.

The state's only public, four-year university must account for the loss of $35 million in state aid and reallocate an additional $6 million from within its budget for utilities and improvements to its accounting system for a total of $41 million.

The Laramie Boomerang reports (http://bit.ly/2aKFtKC) that Nichols provided an update about the budget to UW trustees meeting in Saratoga this week.

In order to meet the $41 million, Nichols has outlined a plan that includes eliminating vacant positions, asking faculty to do more classroom instruction, offering early retirement incentives and trimming benefit expenses.