University of Southern Qld set to offer staff redundancies

UNIVERSITY of Southern Queensland will offer an unspecified number of voluntary redundancies to its staff.

USQ vice chancellor and president Professor Jan Thomas announced the decision on Wednesday and said it was about shaping new directions.

"There are strict criteria around our call for voluntary separation which means not every staff member who applies will be accepted, especially as we are not undertaking this process for financial process," she said.

"If we don't get any applications, USQ will still be able to achieve the goals of its strategic plan... it will probably take us a little longer to get where we want to be."

It is unclear how many redundancies will be offered at the university's Hervey Bay campus.

Professor Thomas said the university would begin calling for applications for redundancy packages during the next few weeks.

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