James Cook U searching for savings

Three professional staff areas are specified

 James Cook U’s fixed costs are “an unsustainable proportion of discretionary income” VC Simon Biggs warned in April (CMM April 26).

And so, on Thursday he told staff there would be work “to identify options for savings” in  three admin areas, academic and student support, research administration, plus enabling and professional services  but it would constitute “preliminary consideration of change, in accord with the Enterprise Agreement.”

But on Friday “options” was not in a message from DVC Services Tricia Brand. While Ms Brand reiterated the process is governed by the Enterprise Agreement she reported a coordination office with a senior office, to “develop a new service delivery framework.”