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UTMB changes are due by August

Galveston County Daily News (Internet / Print) 06/05/06 http://news.galvestondailynews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=5395391f7cda701d The University of Texas Medical Branch will roll out a reorganization plan by Aug. 1, university officials said last week. Since that plan must erase millions in operating losses, it almost certainly will include job cuts for Galveston’s largest employer. To help chart its future, UTMB contracted with the Chicago firm Navigant Consulting to analyze what the institution and its workers do and recommend improvements and efficiencies. Navigant is expected to present University President John Stobo with a preliminary report within the next two weeks, said Marsha Canright, who heads up UTMB’s public affairs office. On June 14, Stobo will meet for half a day with a steering committee to discuss which of the recommendations to implement and when. The full plan should be complete by the beginning of August. Until then, it’s impossible to say how many jobs will be cut and how many of those will come through attrition, layoffs or by not filling open positions.



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