STORRS, Conn. (WTNH) — A spokesperson for the University of Connecticut confirms that the college recently notified about 40 of their employees of their eliminated positions at Storrs and the regional campuses.
UConn states that this came as a result of restructuring and reorganizations within units and departments, and the elimination of positions that are no longer necessary. It was not precipitated by the reduction in their state block grant allocation.
The layoffs did not affect faculty positions, and there is no direct impact to students or UConn’s academic mission. The roughly 40 of the University’s approximately 4,800 employees were affected, all of whom were managers and staff members.
No additional reductions are anticipated at this time, the university says.
The changes will result in a $4.7 million savings at Storrs and the regional campuses, and about $450,000 at UConn Health.
The affected employees represent both those who are members of collective bargaining units and non-union management positions. They received their notices between July 20 and Aug. 11.
For those employees who are members of collective bargaining units, their unions have been notified appropriately and are working with each affected employee to assist under the terms of their contract.
Eleven employees of UConn Health also have been affected by a workforce reduction this week. These employees work under the Correctional Managed Health Care (CMHC) Division, which provides health services at 16 Department of Correction facilities statewide, at John Dempsey Hospital, and at 31 DOC-contracted halfway houses.