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After planned cuts, CWC employment fewest in decade

Apr 9, 2017 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer

Turnover for 2016 amounted to 22 percent of the college's workforce.

Fewer people are employed at Central Wyoming College this year than at any time in at least a decade, according to a recent report by human resources director Scott Miller.

CWC currently has 209 full-time employees, down from 234 in 2016.

The total had been steadily falling in previous years, too, from 249 in 2013, to 244 in 2014 and 241 in 2015.

Before that, the numbers ranged from 245 in 2012 to 222 in 2007.

"I think everyone knows why our numbers are where they're at right now," Miller said when he presented his report last month to the CWC Board of Trustees.

He pointed to an employee turnover chart that he said "displays some of the organizational changes CWC made last year."

"We were responsive to statewide budget shortfalls," he wrote in his report.

"There was a reduction in force and a special retirement plan that placed our turnover numbers above most of the other colleges in Wyoming."

Turnover for 2016 amounted to 22 percent of the work force, the HR report states, including 19 retirements, 10 resignations and 14 layoffs.

Employee profile

The employee pool includes 90 men and 119 women. Eighty-four are considered professional staff, while 66 are members of the classified staff. There are 50 faculty members and nine administrators.

The majority of CWC employees - 62 - are in their 50s, with 52 employees in their 40s and 40 employees in their 30s.

There are 48 employees age 60 and older and seven employees under age 30.

More than 90 percent (189) of CWC employees are white. Ten are Hispanic, and four are American Indian.

Three employees identify as two or more races. There is one Asian employee, one black employee and one employee of an unknown race.

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