Thursday, April 25

UCLA Extension is either turning a corner or facing the same problems of lack of transparency, depending on who is asked. About 75 employees have left UCLA Extension over the last few months, but UCLA spokesperson Ricardo Vazquez said vacated positions are being filled. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)
UCLA Extension is either turning a corner or facing the same problems of lack of transparency, depending on who is asked. About 75 employees have left UCLA Extension over the last few months, but UCLA spokesperson Ricardo Vazquez said vacated positions are being filled. (Alice Naland/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Extension planned to layoff 25 percent of its employees last year. Instead, almost a third of its employees quit and its upper administrators have been removed. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)
UCLA Extension planned to layoff 25 percent of its employees last year. Instead, almost a third of its employees quit and its upper administrators have been removed. (Daanish Bhatti/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Extension will relocate from its original location at Le Conte Avenue to offices on Gayley Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)
UCLA Extension will relocate from its original location at Le Conte Avenue to offices on Gayley Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard. (MacKenzie Coffman/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA Extension employees alleged the Dean Wayne Smutz hired individuals he worked with at his previous employer without opening the positions to other candidates. The organization announced last month it is laying off nearly a quarter of its employees due to projected decreases in revenue. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)
UCLA Extension employees alleged the Dean Wayne Smutz hired individuals he worked with at his previous employer without opening the positions to other candidates. The organization announced last month it is laying off nearly a quarter of its employees due to projected decreases in revenue. (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

UCLA Extension plans to lay off a quarter of its workforce following lower than expected revenues. Such a step, however, should be a last resort. Instead UCLA should step in and remove any wasteful spending from Extension’s budget.
 (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)
UCLA Extension plans to lay off a quarter of its workforce following lower than expected revenues. Such a step, however, should be a last resort. Instead UCLA should step in and remove any wasteful spending from Extension’s budget.
 (MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)

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UCLA Extension plans to cut around 25 percent of its staff due to decreased budget.
(MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)
UCLA Extension plans to cut around 25 percent of its staff due to decreased budget.
(MacKenzie Coffman/Daily Bruin)