Howard University in Washington, D.C. has announced plans to eliminate 200 staff positions. The university did not specify which positions were being cut and how many layoffs will occur. Howard employs nearly 5,500 workers at the university and Howard University Hospital.
In a statement released to the Washington Post, spokesperson Kerry-Ann Hamilton stated, “The university continues to pursue comprehensive strategies to enhance and achieve operational efficiencies as we provide excellent educational, research and clinical environments. This includes difficult but necessary actions as we realign and re-engineer our workforce at the university and the hospital. This is an ongoing effort as the university carefully implements our strategic plan to address quality and efficiency including workforce realignment, streamlining procurement processes and seeking partners to support our non-core functions.”