- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The University of Arizona is cutting 320 jobs as it adjusts to $28.4 million less in state funding.

The Arizona Daily Star reports (https://bit.ly/1MO1fwS) the cuts include 44 employees who were laid off. The reduction in jobs will save UA about $21 million in salaries, wages and benefits.

University Chief Financial Officer Gregg Goldman says cuts came from retirements, resignations and leaving unfilled positions empty in an attempt to keep layoffs at a minimum. He said it could have been worse.

UA also reduced its travel, operations and capital projects budgets by about $4 million. The athletics department and other auxiliary sources offset about $3 million in state reductions.

Officials say cuts will be seen in areas like reduced parking lot maintenance, larger class sizes and some higher program fees.


Information from: Arizona Daily Star, https://www.tucson.com

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