We’ve previously reported that the University of Washington Tacoma scored a big coup in the capital budget (the “bricks and mortar” portion of state spending), securing $34 million for the Joy building.
On the other hand, the campus wasn’t spared in the operating budget, which is forcing cuts and tuition increases throughout the state’s higher education system. The upshot for Tacoma’s campus: a 16 percent cut or $3.85 million.
Among other things that will mean laying off eight employees, reducing hours for others and freezing several open positions.
Here’s a press release from UWT with more details.
State budget reductions force layoffs
TACOMA, WASH. –– As a direct result of severe cuts to its state-funded operating budget, the University of Washington Tacoma today announced reductions to its workforce. Affected employees were notified earlier today that their jobs would be either eliminated or reduced to part time, effective July 6.