University of Kentucky cutting more than 300 jobs

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - More than 300 jobs are being cut at the
University of Kentucky, including 140 with employees in full- or
part-time posts and 164 that are already vacant.

University spokesman Jay Blanton told the Lexington
Herald-Leader ( ) the departments most impacted
are Information Technology and Human Resources. IT laid off 11 of
240 employees, while Human Resources laid off five of 110 workers.

Affected employees will receive 90 days' notice in lieu of
severance packages.

University President Eli Capilouto announced last month that UK
would reduce spending to make up a $45 million budget deficit over
the next two years. In a campus-wide email Tuesday, he said UK has
lost $50 million in state funding since 2007.

The university employs about 2,500 faculty members and 9,000
staff. UK Healthcare employs an additional 3,000.
Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,

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