VSU reduces its workforce

Valdosta State
Posted at 6:18 PM, Sep 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-02 18:18:00-04

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL)--Valdosta State University is reducing its workforce.

Eleven full-time position at the university's auxiliary services are being affected.

University leaders said they had to make this decision to balance the budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year.

Vacant positions were eliminated. VSU says services students won't be impacted.

"We must continue to seek ways to reorganize and reduce expenses while maintaining excellent service to students," said Traycee Martin, the interim vice president for finance and adminstration. "VSU's Human Resources department will work closely with those employees affected by the workforce reduction to provide separation compensation, including health care benefits and compensation for annual leave accrued. Most importantly, these employees may apply for other positions at VSU as they become available."