Robert Cooter and Aaron Edlin Recommend UC Layoffs, Not Pay Cuts

Los Angeles Times, July 16, 2009 by Robert Cooter and Aaron Edlin,0,2957340.story

Our plan would be simple. To meet Yudof’s savings targets, a number of employees would be laid off sufficient to save 8% of the payroll. The choices in staff cuts would be difficult, but they are necessary if the regents are unwilling to raise tuition further. Specific decisions on whom to lay off would be decentralized to campuses, and within campuses to schools or departments.