SIU to lay off at least 51 employees

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SIU to lay off at least 51 employees

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 2:53 PM EDT
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017 2:54 PM EDT

WSIL — Southern Illinois University in Carbondale is laying off at least 51 civil service employees.

The layoffs are a direct result of the Illinois budget impasse, which is nearing two years.

The layoff notice was announced Wednesday morning in a memo by Interim Chancellor Brad Colwell.

In March, Colwell said the university would need to permanently cut $19 million from its FY18 budget, which starts on July 1st.

“We built much of our permanent reduction on vacant positions in order to avoid layoffs, but unfortunately, layoffs and the non-renewal of some contracts are unavoidable,” said Colwell. “Decisions affecting members of our community are deeply painful to all of us. We will do all we can to assist those employees who are affected.”

About 100 employees will receive notices informing them they may be laid off because of the bumping process.

“Those who will be affected will be notified later today,” said Colwell.
 

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SIU to lay off at least 51 employees

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