Some administrative bloat is being advised to be cut after this discovery.

The College Fix reports.

Syracuse pushes retirement buyouts after audit finds 200 managers supervise one person apiece

Syracuse University – a 2015 “Best Value School” according to U.S. News & World Report – recently began offering employees a retirement incentive package on the heels of an audit which found more than 200 managers oversee just one person each.

The report states 211 managers, or 30 percent, have only 1 “direct report,” and another 134 managers have just two people reporting to them. Ninety-three managers have three people reporting to them, it adds, noting the private university employs “too many decision makers.”

“Syracuse has a higher ratio of staff to faculty, and senior administrative staff to line-level administrative staff, than peer averages,” states the report, which advises an organizational redesign to reduce administrative bloat.

In a June 30 memo to employees, the school human resources leader urged staff to accept the voluntary retirement deal, calling it “a one-time-only program and your chance to participate is now.”