NIU Will Cut 30 Staff Jobs To Achieve Budget Goal For Next Year

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Thirty current Northern Illinois University employees will lose their jobs next fiscal year as part of the university efforts to set aside $35 million in reserve for the next fiscal year, President Doug Baker announced Monday in a “Campus Update” email. More than half the reserve fund — $20 million – is being achieved through “increased support from the NIU Foundation and the re-examination of all university operating budgets,” according to Baker’s email. The remaining $15 million will come from “revenue enhancements” and cuts in various university divisions. Baker noted that funding from the state of Illinois has fallen short by a total of $125 million over the past three fiscal years. The budget goals for next year were set with the assumption that NIU will not receive any more state funding this year and uncertain funding in the future. Major cuts to individual divisions were averted, according to the email. “…We have been able to achieve our reduction goal while preserving

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May 8, 2017 at 08:04AM

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NIU Will Cut 30 Staff Jobs To Achieve Budget Goal For Next Year

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