About 40 apply for voluntary separation at UW-Green Bay

The Green Bay Press-Gazette provided its readers an update Wednesday on the status of UW-Green Bay’s Voluntary Separation Incentive Program inviting employees over the age of 55 with five years of service to consider early separation. The program is being explored as a potential cost-saving measure in the face of an anticipated multi-million-dollar cut in state funding. About 40 UW-Green Bay faculty and staff members expressed interest in the deal as of last week’s deadline. That’s about one-fourth of the 158 who were eligible. Administrators have said not every application will be accepted. They’ll notify applicants by May 15 and those offered packages will have 45 days to sign, if they want to accept. Separation dates will vary, from June 30 to January 31. Read more.