Purdue privatizing campus printing services
January 31, 2014 1:02PM
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University is privatizing its printing services division after cutting a majority of those jobs last year.
Purdue says Xerox will handle on-campus printing under a five-year agreement. University officials say the 16 remaining printing services employees have accepted on-campus jobs with Xerox that are guaranteed for six months. The university estimates it will save at least 10 percent on printing costs with the change.
The outsourcing move is similar to steps that Purdue President Mitch Daniels took when he was Indiana governor.
Purdue business office managing director Rob Wynkoop tells the Journal & Courier the outsourcing decision was made because the printing operation had been running a deficit.
The university laid off about 70 percent of the division’s 48 workers last April and closed three printing centers.