LARAMIE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming is looking to expand some of its staff base again after budget cuts in 2016 and 2017 resulted in the loss of roughly 370 positions.

The Laramie Boomerang reports that while the university doesn’t plan on replacing the positions lost through vacancy eliminations, separation incentives and layoffs, UW Operations has requested hiring another 10 custodians as well as one trainer.

Associate Vice President of UW Operations John Davis says the plan is to add 20 custodians by 2021, as well as upgrade the department’s equipment.

The custodial services department employs 84 full-time and about 14 part-time custodians after losing 10 custodians to budget cuts.

Custodial Services Manager Tod Scott said his diminished staff size means some tasks go undone or can only be completed infrequently.


Information from: Laramie Boomerang, http://www.laramieboomerang.com