University of Michigan to delay staff consolidation as school seeks faculty feedback

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

More than 1,100 faculty members have signed a petition opposing the University of Michigan's planned consolidation of some of its administrative functions — and it appears college leaders are taking steps to put faculty and staff at ease.

Administrators now plan to delay the start of the consolidation and seek faculty help in evaluating and restructuring the project, officials said in a Monday note to faculty.

The school is cutting 50 support staff positions and relocating 275 positions to a new shared services center on the edge of Ann Arbor, an office that will handle human resources and financial functions for U-M's 19 colleges.

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