UNC System Reports 3,000+ Jobs Cut Because Of Budget

The University of North Carolina system says it has cut more than 3,000 jobs because of spending reductions required by the General Assembly in this year's budget.

The university system said in a report Thursday that schools and other programs reported eliminating 488 filled full-time positions and 2,544 part-time or temporary workers. The Associated Press obtained the report in advance of a UNC Board of Governors committee meeting on the budget later in the day.

The Republican-penned budget required the university system to find $414 million in spending reductions -- equivalent to an across-the-board reduction of 15.6 percent. It was part of a legislative plan to close a $2.6 billion shortfall.

Nearly 2,000 of the part-time positions eliminated were labeled as faculty positions, such as lecturers and adjunct faculty.

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  • by FYI Location: enc on Sep 8, 2011 at 07:02 PM
    People, please get informed before posting! The man-make lake at ECU is being funded by student fees!!
  • by Abigal Location: PCS Teacher on Sep 8, 2011 at 04:10 PM
    Teachers were compensated better during the years that George Bush was the president of the USA versus the current administration of Barack Obama.
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      by To Abilgal on Sep 8, 2011 at 06:59 PM in reply to Abigal
      That's because we had a Democratic state legislature. These cuts were made by the "new Republican" state legislature. Didn't you even know about the demonstrations? This is happening all over the country-ever hear od Wisconsin. Please pay attention!
  • by Retired Military Location: Ayden on Sep 8, 2011 at 01:22 PM
    All the "grief" over 3,000 jobs??? So how many jobs were really cut? Are these 3,000 people currently in those "cut" positions? Or are the majority of that number really nothing more than positions that were not manned? So UNC had their budget reduced, like most citizens in NC, so UNC had to decide what to cut. Sounds a whole lot like UNC did the cutting and not the government.
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      by Bob on Sep 8, 2011 at 01:44 PM in reply to Retired Military
      The goverenment rwally needs to start taking a serious look at cutting the military budget . they are the biggest wastersb of taxpayer money anywhere.
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        by Anonymous on Sep 8, 2011 at 08:15 PM in reply to Bob
        Ya rwally think? Seems to me better places to start would be the categories of spending that are as large or larger than military spending you could have pound for pound more savings that way. After all, in all Fed spending categories, only the military is mentioned in the US Constitution. Everything else is the result of big government and government hand outs.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 8, 2011 at 12:23 PM
    Good,saved $millions.
  • by Bud Location: Washington on Sep 8, 2011 at 12:21 PM
    Yeah I gotta wonder about that ECU lake myself. Why didn't they just develop that big pond on the left-hand side of Greenville Blvd/264 heading outta town towards Washington? There is nothing down there and while yes it flooded bigtime with Floyd it's already there and it's got sand too. I myself have been down there several times fishing (decent Largemouth) and students used to go hang out there a lot back in the 90's before Floyd. Now if you go down there you'll get a big fat trespassing ticket. Anybody know who owns that land by the river?
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      by Sam on Sep 8, 2011 at 01:10 PM in reply to Bud
      Yeah I remember where you are talking about Bud. There were a couple of those ponds over by Meadowbrook that had some good largemouth bass and some crappie in there to. I remember some of us went out to a pond near Grimesland that was loaded and camped out there a few times fishing, drinking, and using a portable grill. We stayed up all night just about.
  • by Bob Location: Newport on Sep 8, 2011 at 12:00 PM
    Well I'll bet The Repub Dingo's are having a hard time pinning the loss of these 3000 jobs on Obama. Seems like there were a lot more loss of jobs linked to the NC legislature budget cutting than meets the eye. Yet the Repub Dingos blame all job losses on the President. With the bunch of Hacks that control the NC legislature watch out they truly are pitiful when trying to blame job loss on others.
  • by REM Location: ENC on Sep 8, 2011 at 11:15 AM
    Wait... didn't ECU just build a man made beach?... that costed millions.... I bet it was those dirty Republicans that forced them to do it! And I bet the Tea-Party held the liberals at gunpoint too when they opposed it! And I bet the rest of the conservatives probably killed baby seals and kittens while all that was going on too!!!
  • by I Fought the Law on Sep 8, 2011 at 11:10 AM
    "Nearly 2,000 of the part-time positions eliminated were labeled as faculty positions, such as lecturers and adjunct faculty." Good riddens to all these folks who are likely friends of a high profiler that gave them a bone. Remember Governor Sleasley's wife.....yep she was one of em I'm talking about.
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Sep 8, 2011 at 10:57 AM
    Thanks for CREATING JOBS Repugs! Keep cutting education and everyone will be just as dumb as y'all, which was probably to goal from the get-go.
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      by REM on Sep 8, 2011 at 12:20 PM in reply to Barlow
      Before public schools existed, there were many people who were highly intelligent. Public ANYTHING is just another excuse for government to take "control". Be it republican or democrat, the gov. destroys everything that it touches. You seriously need to grow up and stop playing sides. They are pulling your strings by keeping you busy with BS that doesn't make a difference.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 8, 2011 at 12:21 PM in reply to Barlow
      Just look at Texas, and their drop out rate.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 8, 2011 at 10:19 AM
    There goes the "assistant adjunct director of diversity" career I had my heart set on.
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