University announces civil service employee layoffs

By Staff Report

University administration announced there will be civil service layoffs effective June 30, 2018 according to an email obtained by the Daily Egyptian from the Association of Civil Service Employees.

“These layoffs are a result of dropping enrollment, which has caused the planned closure of the towers and Trueblood Hall,” Ami Ruffing, President of the ACsE said in the email.

ACsE doesn’t know the total number of civil service positions that will be eliminated according to the email.


“We are working with administration to identify open positions for transferring people,” Ruffing said in the email. “In order to reduce the number of people who may actually be laid off.”

Ruffing said there are four ACsE-represented positions that have been eliminated in SIU Housing.

“However, there will be layoffs of range employees in Housing not represented by ACsE,” Ruffing said. “These range employees may ‘bump’ into or out of the bargaining unit, so more than four ACSE people may be affected by the layoffs.”

ACsE filed a request to bargain this issue with the administration to lessen the impact of ACsE-represented employees Ruffing said.

This story will be updated with more information.

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