UNSW to end 256 FTE positions

The university intends to reduce staff costs by $39m

Management will release a change proposal today setting out savings it still needs.

UNSW states it has covered 80 per cent of the $370m shortfall it expects next year by finding $180m in savings, using $115m in reserves and a voluntary redundancy programme which will reduce staff costs by $36m.

This leaves 256 FTE positions still needed to go. Staff whose jobs are set to be abolished have already been contacted and there will be meetings in operating units today, setting out structural changes.

Positions targeted are likely to be occupied by full-time, continuing staff, what with many casuals already gone.


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