University of Saskatchewan managerial layoffs not tied to budget shortfall: officials

Post-secondary students are getting ahead during the spring and summer months. File / Global News

University of Saskatchewan officials said recent managerial layoffs are not designed to address a budget shortfall.

In a memo obtained by Global News, the university announced that 15 staff positions are being eliminated from the finances and resources portfolio.

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Officials said the move has been planned for roughly a year.

Last week, the university offered 1,100 employees voluntary buyout packages due to the provincial funding decrease.

University officials said the two measures are not related.

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The university is also closing a research centre, resulting in the loss of six positions, due to the recent funding cuts in the provincial budget.