Possible job losses at Aoraki Polytechnic's Oamaru and
Dunedin campuses will not be made official until the
institution has considered feedback from staff members.
The Timaru-based polytechnic, which also has campuses in
Oamaru, Dunedin, Ashburton and Christchurch, said in December
it would cut 38 support positions and replace them with 14
positions, following a staff consultation period.
Another seven redundancies were proposed later that month,
including one position in Oamaru, and cuts to hours and
possibly one staff position in Dunedin.
A staff consultation period started in October, and Aoraki
Polytechnic acting chief executive Alex Cabrera this week
said consultation was ongoing.
The institution was now collating the feedback and beginning
to analyse and consider it, Mr Cabrera said.
''Whilst there is a proposed change to the organisation
structure, no final decisions will be made until all
submissions have been considered.
''The timing of a final decision will depend on the volume
and complexity of the feedback.''
Further inquiries and additional information might be
required, he said.
''Following that, any potential changes and time-frames would
need to be determined and communicated.
''Some positions are proposed to be disestablished.
''However, where new positions would be established we would
attempt to redeploy staff.''
As of September 30, the polytechnic employed 221 staff
members, including 10 in Oamaru, and 23 in Dunedin, but an
organisational restructure was proposed after the
organisation forecast a drop of 400 equivalent full-time
students and a $2.3 million deficit.