TRU considers hiring freeze as way to trim budget

April 25, 2012

Phased retirements and a hiring freeze are some of the solutions that Thompson Rivers University officials are considering as a way to trim 2% from the institution's 2012-13 budget. "We’re looking at across-the-board savings plans," says a TRU spokesman. "We’re going to look at innovative solutions." These solutions include a rethinking of how the institution handles staff workloads and overtime -- all in an effort to boost revenue during the next 2 years. TRU's senate kicked around several ideas at a meeting Monday, the spokesman says. The institution wants to trim where it can without cutting positions or affecting students and programs. "We're going to give our best effort to mitigate service impact on students," he says. Kamloops Daily News