BROWNSVILLE - An estimated 248 full-time staff members at The University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB) will face layoffs as the university moves toward separation from Texas Southmost College (TSC).
The employees will receive pink slips on April 2 and termination will take effect on August 31.
No decision has been made as to which employees, positions and departments will be affected and the 248 figure is an estimate, according to Ernesto Tusa, the staff senate president.
A severance program will be offered and the amount will be based on length of employment, according to Reduction in Force Process.
Offers will be made only to those employees with a year or more service. The employees must be in good standing and continue working with the university until August 31.
Earlier this year university officials announced that 89 faculty positions will be eliminated next year. The end of the partnership between UTB and TSC has prompted the university to plan staff reductions in anticipation of decreased revenue when enrollment is split between the two schools.
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