There’s been no word from the state on whether the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system will have access to its tuition revenue and reserve funds during a state shutdown.
That means colleges in the 32 school system will send out layoff notices to 6,000 employees today, more than a third of MnSCU’s workforce.
The notices are a warning of sort. If there is a state government shutdown on July 1st and MnSCU can’t get access to its cash in a state account, the workers will be laid off. Their contracts require 21 days notice before a layoff.
MnSCU’s spokesperson Melinda Voss tells me its up to each of the colleges and universites to send out layoff notices to their employees by the end of the day.