UMass spending cuts include hiring freeze

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – UMass announced plans on Wednesday to reduce spending by $3.1-million in its central office.

President Marty Meehan said his office will be cutting 14 employees, which will save the university more than $1-million. He said they’ll save $960,000 through a hiring a freeze, and $482,000 will be save by cancelling a scheduled salary increase.

UMass spokesman Ed Blaguszeski told 22News the university has been keeping a close eye on their operating budget, because they’re still not sure how much money will be allocated in the state budget.

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