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Opinion: These are people

The Wichitan

May 1, 2015

Our view: In administrators’ quest to protect the bottom line, let us make certain they don’t forget one essential fact: These are people we’re talking about. According to some administrators, their negotiations with SSC Support Services to outsource 94 maintenance jobs all come back to comba...

Administrators consider outsourcing maintenance jobs

A crowd of about 80 maintenance staff members gathered for a meeting with vice presidents of SSC Support Services and university administrators to discuss the possibility of outsourcing maintenance jobs to the company. Photo by Ethan Metcalf.

Ethan Metcalf

April 28, 2015

To combat the university's ongoing budget woes, administrators revealed this week that they are in negotiations with SSC Service Solutions to outsource the school's facility services, including custodial, groundskeeping and central plant crews. If approved, the move would affect 94 staff membe...

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