Governor Beverly Perdue says state employees will have their salaries cut and given furlough time. This as the budget shortfall for this year will likely exceed $3 billion.
Perdue this morning signed an executive order that implements a flexible furlough program for all state employees. They expect to save $65 million this year with that furlough program.
Documents on the pay cuts from the governor's office are in PDF format at the top of this story
The governor says she has also identified other funds to close the remaining budget gap. Those include capturing more special funds, tapping the state's Savings Reserve Account, along with utilizing federal recovery money.
All teachers and state employee pay will be reduced by an annualized amount of a half percent for the remained of the fiscal year.
Those employees will also get 10 hours of flexible time off between June 1st and December 31st.
The pay cut does not affect elected officials, such as lawmakers and judges. The governor's office says she will take part in the cut and is encouraging other elected officials to do the same.