The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

February 18, 2010
CSU East Bay axing 60 jobs

CSU East Bay seal and logo.JPGCSU East Bay says it is planning to cut about 60 non-teaching jobs and reduce the work hours of another 80 employees in response to what university President Mo Qayoumi calls a "staggering" budget crunch.

From the university's announcement:

The net reduction in the university's base budget from 2008-09 to 2010-11 was $20.3 million, a decrease of more than a 14 percent. That total does not include a $4.2 million structural deficit the university has been trying to eliminate since (Qayoumi) arrived in July 2006.

Read the press announcement about the layoffs and work time cuts by clicking here.


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