South Carolina State University is laying off 90 part-time and temporary employees as part of the school's effort to balance its budget.

The university announced the layoffs Tuesday when letters were sent out to the affected employees informing them their employment with the school would end on Thursday.

The impacted employees serve in a variety of functions including security, office coordinators and administrative assistants. The school plans to reassign full-time staff to cover vital functions of the eliminated positions.

This is the second round of layoffs at SC State since the school implemented a deficit recovery plan to reduce a cash shortfall of more than $13 million. The school previously cut another 90 positions to reduce its budget.