Middlebury College weighing steep staff cuts

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (WCAX) Administrators at Middlebury College are taking stock of faculty and staff positions, a process that could lead to significant job cuts.

The plan was announced to college employees late last month. If not enough of the 1,100 employees leave, either through retirement or buyouts, involuntary layoffs are a last resort. College officials are hoping to shrink staffing costs by $8 million dollars, or about 10 percent of current levels.

Staff buyouts are expected to be announced in April, while faculty buyouts should be announced later this year.