University Of Wisconsin Regents Propose Some Administrative Layoffs As Part Of Budget Cuts

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Eight employees at the University of Wisconsin System would soon be laid off under a plan the Board of Regents will consider next week.

System President Kevin Reilly is recommending cutting 51 jobs in all, but most of them are already vacant. The recommended changes would meet a requirement of the recently passed state budget to trim $2.46 million a year in administrative costs for the system.

The Board of Regents will consider the plan Thursday.

Among the jobs that would be trimmed are some of those that work with unions on labor relations. The system is able to cut those jobs because earlier this year the Legislature curtailed collective bargaining for most public workers. 

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