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UNI staff, faculty ask for details on staff reductions

posted Oct 7, 2014, 7:24 AM by Andy Bock   [ updated Oct 7, 2014, 7:26 AM ]
| Cedar Rapids Gazette | October 6 2014 |
CEDAR FALLS — Less than a week after the Board of Regents discussed aspects of a sweeping efficiency review of its universities that could eliminate hundreds of jobs, University of Northern Iowa employees asked for more details during the first of three public forums. “What positions does Deloitte see being eliminated?” one person asked of representatives with Deloitte Consulting LLC, hired to conduct the regents’ efficiency study...
Although Deloitte has not tallied expected savings and staff reductions that could come from the eight opportunities, a 138-page proposal presented to the Board of Regents indicates they could save tens of millions of dollars and eliminate more than 250 jobs across the three universities...
According to regents documents, some of the larger cuts were proposed in the areas of finance and human resources — potential changes to the finance operating models could result in a loss of 61 full-time positions at UI, 50 full-time jobs at ISU and 14 positions at UNI.