Once employees are notified that they will be laid off, Wright State will allow them to search for a new job “during work hours,” according to the human resources email.
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“Any time we talk about a layoff among our friends and colleagues it really is a very difficult conversation,” Schrader said in June.
The layoffs are part of the latest budget cuts at Wright State as school officials anticipate revenue to decline by around $10 million during fiscal year 2019, which started July 1.
When trustees slashed more than $30.8 million from last year’s budget, they planned to lay off around 120 employees but attrition allowed administrators to shrink that number to around 47.
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Revenue declines in FY 2019 will largely be the result of another decrease in enrollment, according to the university’s budget. State appropriations are also projected to decrease by around $1.4 million.
Enrollment on Wright State’s main campus is projected to decrease by 6.5 percent overall, amounting to around an $8 million drop in tuition and fee revenue. The tuition and fees students pay is Wright State’s largest single source of revenue, as it is for most colleges.
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