Purdue to privatize printing services; Xerox will absorb 16 workers

Source: Hayleigh Colombo, Journal & Courier, January 30, 2014

Copying a page from Mitch Daniels’ time as Indiana governor, Purdue University has decided to privatize its printing services division. …. Purdue will let go of 16 employees because of the transition. All have accepted on-campus positions with Xerox, according to the university, but those positions may be short-lived. …. . Xerox already has a relationship with the state — and Daniels, a proponent of past privatizing efforts — when it comes to privatization. When Daniels was governor, his decision to hire IBM and Affiliated Computer Services, now owned by Xerox Corp., to manage Indiana’s Federal and Social Services Administration was controversial. … Xerox, which has served Purdue for the past 40 years as a technology vendor, will provide what the university called an “economic development and investment package” of $250,000 in grants for local firms to help with technology needs, training and employment opportunities….