Days after Gov. Jerry Brown proposed cutting $500 million from the UC system next year, UC Berkeley plans to prune 150 managers and support staff this year. This comes on top of the some odd 600 jobs hacked since last year.
"About a quarter of the jobs pay more than $100,000, with benefits," report Matier & Ross. The dynamic duo go on to point out, "Campus officials say they got a jump on the problem last summer when they hired an outside consultant -- at a cost of $7.5 million -- to come up with recommendations for streamlining operations."
Faculty, campus police, and undergraduate positions are safe. For now.