As many as 500 jobs at the University of Texas jobs could be on the chopping block.
The Texas union representing state workers says the University of Texas plans to downsize its workforce. It gave the media a draft of UT's Shared Services Plan.
The plan calls for the university to eliminate 500 positions over a four-year period, mainly through attrition. That means when people leave or retire, the university simply won't hire a new worker.
Most of those positions would be in human resources, finance, procurement and IT.
No teaching or faculty jobs are at risk.
A UT spokesman said that the Shared Services Plan does not involve outsourcing. UT employees will still be doing the work.
And because the school normally loses 250-275 employees each year, the downsizing will come easily and quite naturally.
UT employs about 12,000 people.