Bryant said remaining employees have been great about taking on extra duties to take up the slack, noting that four different employees agreed to take on various portions of the tasks performed by the career services employee after that position was eliminated.
Funding for portions of some positions also has been shifted to grants, he said.
“We take this very seriously, and we have made some extreme cuts to make this happen,” Bryant said.
Redlands was able to eliminate a big chunk of its $1.1 million debt by asking state regents to withhold more than $400,864 from the annual set-aside money the college receives for the Royse Ranch and Darlington Learning Center, which house agricultural programs.
Redlands officials told state regents to use that money to pay their office back for overdue master-lease bond payments.
That resulted in the college only receiving $66,686 in set-aside money for Royse Ranch and the Darlington Center this year. Finances will be tight, but college officials believe they can live with that this year, he said.
Bryant said a little more than $1 million in master lease bond obligations will come due this fiscal year and Redlands officials have asked state regents to withhold that money from the college's monthly allocations to keep the college from falling behind again.
Redlands has entered into structured payment plans with the five vendors that are owed the most money, he said. Those plans call for four of the vendors to be paid in full by the end of this fiscal year and the fifth to be paid back by the end of 2016, he said.
Redlands employees also are doing a lot of small things to cut expenses, like cutting down on the ability to make color copies on printers, encouraging the use of electronic communications rather than printed communications, reducing magazine subscriptions and dues to professional organizations, and reminding employees to turn out the lights when they leave and only use one paper towel to dry their hands rather than three or four, Bryant said.
Travel also is being reduced, but not for students, he said.
Redlands had 1,302 students enrolled as of Friday morning. After the cuts, it has 122 full-time employees, Bryant said.
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