Union decries staffing cuts by Georgia public colleges during pandemic
The college presidents and administrators leading the 26 schools in the University System of Georgia faced a difficult mandate.
The state’s top elected officials ordered them and other Georgia agencies to cut their budgets by 10% last summer as revenues plummeted during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic.
The colleges and universities — told by system officials to make cuts strategically — limited travel, delayed filling some vacant positions, and in some cases, laid off workers.
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