UConn Health to cut 11 FTEs: 5 things to know

The University of Connecticut plans to layoff some full-time and part-time workers at Farmington-based UConn Health as part of systemwide layoffs, according to a Hartford Courant report.

Here are five things to know about the layoffs.

1. About 50 employees are being laid off within the University of Connecticut system to help close a budget gap that officials estimated in June totaled $28. 2 million. University of Connecticut spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz said the effort to close the deficit resulted in reorganizations and restructurings, and a number of positions were no longer necessary, according to the report.

2. Layoff notices were sent to 39 employees at the Storrs, Conn., and regional university campuses. Notices were also sent to full-time and part-time employees at UConn Health, and University of Connecticut spokeswoman Stephanie Reitz said those positions combined make up the equivalent of 11 full-time jobs, according to the report.

3. The layoffs do not affect faculty members. However, the university campus layoffs do include a business manager, a marketing coordinator, operational support and technical service employees, a program director and a clerk typist, according to the report.

4. The layoffs are expected to save about $4.7 million at the University of Connecticut campuses, and another $450,000 will be saved with the UConn Health layoffs, according to the Hartford Courant.

5. The layoffs at the health center are slated to take effect Sept. 30. However, Jennifer Schneider, spokeswoman for SEIU 1199 New England, which represents UConn Health employees, said in the report the union's contract covering the UConn Health employees allows for six weeks of discussion about alternatives that "could avoid a layoff, mitigate the impact on employees" or possibly involve a way to retain employees scheduled for layoffs.


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