USF staff union: 30 laid off so far
According to the latest newsletter for the union representing USF's staffers, administrators have notified 30 employees so far that their positions are being eliminated as part of the university's recently announced budget-cutting plan.
That includes nine maintenance workers; the rest are professional and office employees. Three of those laid off have worked at USF for at least 10 years. Five others have worked there more than two decades.
Union leaders also say in the newsletter that USF President Judy Genshaft's promise to help ousted employees find work elsewhere isn't panning out in many cases.
"Many employees have complained that service is not providing the support in placement that has been promised by the Administration," the newsletter states.