More than 30 positions at University of Arkansas Pulaski Technical College will be impacted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
College officials announced a four-part plan designed to “improve efficiency and to achieve costing savings,” which includes furloughs, elimination of jobs, hiring freezes and more.
In total, there will be 34 jobs impacted, according to a UA-Pulaski Tech news release. There will be 18 employee furloughs, and there will be 16 staff and classified positions eliminated.
UA-Pulaski Tech is reportedly integrating smaller units into larger operation units. This is resulting in the elimination of the 16 positions. The units that will be affected include finance and administration, allied health, physical plant, institutional research, testing services, professional development, admissions, mail and shipping services, public safety, technical and professional studies, purchasing, and business and industry center.
None of the eliminated staff positions are academic faculty positions. These individuals were informed on May 27, and the final day of employment for terminated individuals will be June 30.
There will be two groups of furloughed employees. The first group will be catering and Little Learners Academy employees, who will be furloughed from June 1 through July 31. The second furlough group will include the chancellor, provost, vice chancellor for finance and vice chancellor for institutional advancement. These individuals will be furloughed from June 1 through June 15.