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Non-Faculty Staff Drops by 25 People

The decrease over the past year in the non-Geisel support staff was only 25 people — from 2724 to 2699 — but let’s thank heaven for small mercies. After all, the increases from 2010-2016 totalled 509 staffers (plus their offices, computers, travel, diversity training, etc. ad nauseum ad infinitum), including 63 new bodies last year:

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Of course, some areas did better than others. Certain sections of the administration added people: Advancement (+6: from 214 to 220), Dean of A&S (+8: from 309 to 317), Thayer: (+1: from 126 to 127) and Tuck (+8: from 175 to 183) — though Tuck returned to its 2015 staffing levels, so resources there seem to have been re-allocated.

The decreases came in the Office of the Executive Vice-President (-10: from 794 to 784), the President (-5: from 226 to 221) and the Provost (-33: from 880 to 847), though, as you can see above, on a percentage basis the declines were slight.

Let’s hope that now that the administration sees that it can cut staff, the initial goal should be a return to 2010 levels. The bloat is still enormous, and Phil only knows that cash is short because fundraising is so weak.

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