Cost-Cutting Measures at the AIA Print
Friday, 24 April 2009 03:59

The AIA has just released an official statement about measure they intend to undertake to avoid a budgtary deficit:
 
“Due to the prolonged recession, we are forecasting a budget shortfall for 2009 and decided to take preemptive measures to ensure that our expenses will be in line with those projections,” said American Institute of Architects Executive Vice President / CEO, Christine McEntee.  “We identified a number of cost-cutting areas including reductions in the use of consultants, face-to-face meetings and staff travel, and efficiencies gained through greater reliance on technology.  A main priority was to avoid staff reductions.  A furlough for all employees – from the CEO on down – would allow us to avoid layoffs and yet achieve the expense savings that we needed.  It is an unfortunate necessity in order to retain all of our staff while continuing to provide service to our members.”

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