University of Michigan will go forward with downsizing effort

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The University of Michigan official in charge of the school's controversial downsizing and centralization of administrative staff says that while there were missteps in planning the initiative, it will go forward in July.

In an undertaking dubbed the Administrative Services Transition, the school is cutting about 50 human resources and financial services staff positions and relocating the remaining 275 positions to a new office on the edge of Ann Arbor, called a shared services center.

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