University of Michigan says no layoffs required in downsizing; faculty still concerned

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

University of Michigan has now determined no one will be laid off as the school downsizes its administrative services.

The realization is likely to be a boon to human resources and financial services staff who feared for their jobs after the school announced it was cutting about 50 positions as it launches its new shared services center.

After communicating with academic departments and programs throughout the university, officials determined that there's been enough attrition in recent months to negate the need for layoffs. School administrators, including Provost Martha Pollack and CFO Tim Slottow, also say cuts in pay aren't likely.

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