Rutgers University says it expects to save $30 million by freezing pay of all employees to bear with reduced government funding and increased costs, Bloomberg News reported today.
Without the pay freeze, class sizes at the 54,600-student state university may be increased, infrastructure may deteriorate, and job cuts would be necessary, Philip Furmanski, Rutgers's executive vice president for academic affairs, wrote in an e-mail to employees, Bloomberg said.
Rutgers's three campus - New Brunswick, Newark and Camden - have a combined annual budget of $1.9 billion and 13,000 employees, Bloomberg quoted spokesman E.J. Miranda as saying.
Gov. Christie proposed cuts of 12 percent - $37.8 million - to $271.6 million, for the next fiscal year, which begins July 1, Bloomberg reported.