September 5, 2010 in City

WSU planning cost cutting at winter break

From Staff Reports

While Washington State University students enjoy winter break this year, the administration will try to give itself a break on operating costs.

The administration announced Thursday the closure of “non-essential business operations and associated buildings at all locations during the last week of December.” During this week, university employees will be “encouraged” to use their annual leave, and if they do not have enough they may have to request leave without pay.

“Essential operations,” such as certain business offices in the administration building, the Lighty Student Services building, university police, admissions, information technology and animal care, will remain open, according to a news release.

Officials are not sure how much money the changes will save, depending on the weather and buildings they are able to close.

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