The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is looking at outsourcing its food service operations which could affect up to 80 employees at the school.
The university has issued request for the cost saving measure with a decision expected to be made for the next fiscal year starting in July.
University spokesman William Robinson told the Salisbury Daily Times that a contract clause would require that the current employee be able to apply for the jobs.
A recent audit found that there were procedural problems and in adequate internal control over UMES dietary inventory for its dining service.
UMES is one of three universities in the 12 institution Maryland system with in-house food service operations.