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WSU announces preliminary budget-reduction plan
May 1, 2009

Article by James Tinney, WSU News Service

Photos by Bob Hubner, WSU Photo Services



WSU will cut about 370 jobs, eliminate several academic programs and reorganize some administrative units as part of its preliminary plan to reduce its budget by 10.38 percent or about $54 million for the upcoming biennium.

The job losses will be felt on all four of the university’s campuses and on research and extension units statewide. Of those jobs, 165 represent unfilled positions; the remaining 206 jobs are filled and will be eliminated. The university employs more than 6,200 people statewide.

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HRS offers assistance to employees
May 1, 2009

Human Resource Services (HRS) and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) are providing assistance to employees whose positions are being cut or reduced due to upcoming budget reductions.


Several general information sessions will be offered for faculty and staff beginning May 4-27 with representatives from HRS benefits, EAP and, for the faculty sessions, the vice provost of faculty affairs. For a schedule of sessions, including those offered via Washington Educational Conferencing Network (WECN), click here.


The main HRS website also offers a variety of resources and information regarding:


continuing benefits coverage

retirement plan options

job resources

community resources

employee policies … » More …