September 12, 2003
Budget cuts affect 17.25 FTEs
by Linda Charles
Recent funding reductions have affected slightly more than 17 state-funded
positions. This includes positions that have been shifted to
non-state-funded sources and people who have been laid off.
As of Sept. 1, 17.25 full-time positions were affected by the reduction in
state support, said assistant provost Ellen Rasmussen. The reductions were
spread among Professional and Scientific (8.25) and merit (9.0) staff
The positions affected were in the College of Agriculture and Agriculture
Experiment Station, she added.
Three P&S staff received layoff notices. Ten staff members (five P&S
and five merit) were assigned to different positions and the equivalent of
1.5 merit positions were moved to other funding sources. One P&S
position went from full time to three-quarters time and one merit position
went from full time to half time.
Two merit staff retired, she said.
The university has retained the services of Workplace Design, Ankeny, to
help P&S employees who were laid off as a result of budget woes find new
positions. P&S staff who have been on continuous appointments (not
temporary or term appointments) qualify for the outplacement service, which
is provided until the employee finds another job.
University funding reductions this fiscal year included a $7 million state
appropriation reduction, coupled with no state money for the $9.8 million
needed for salary increases and additional benefit costs. Iowa State also
had to cover about $10.4 million in unavoidable increases this year.
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