State Employees Getting Pay Cuts

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.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jun 15, 2009 at 04:17 PM
    Anon and Joe, next is the increase in minimum wage and Obamas recending the Bush tax cuts. Now thats real change, more taxes and more costs. Happy days are here again......Jimmy Carter is bock with a vengence. I am going to start a lemonade stand buisness in the gas lines. What do you think?
  • by Anonymous on Jun 12, 2009 at 02:29 PM
    Poor disillusioned Democrat voters....the koolaide wears off when taxes are raised lol.
  • by Joe Location: Ernul on Jun 7, 2009 at 05:18 AM
    Hey State Employess who voted for Bev. - How that decision working for ya now? lol
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jun 5, 2009 at 01:44 PM
    The real news not being talked about is your next one. Bev and the houses want to raise the sales tax. Yep, she also wants gas taxes to go up. So, those of you that voted on her; hows that change workin for ya? She has more in mind for NC. Those trips are expensive. Did she say France was lovely this time of year? So if you think you cuts hurt you, just wait, she so loves NC people and their money, in fact, she knows how to spend our money for us so you are better off giving it to her in Raleigh. So, suck it up, you wanted change, you just didn't vote for it.
  • by Doubtful Location: eastern nc on Jun 4, 2009 at 02:18 PM
    Yea you say all state employee's. Well I guess the judges don't think they are in that catagory since they are excluded and get to choose. Well the rest of us as it was told gave it gladly, not so. State workers are for the most part under paid. No the benefits are not great either. I hope Bev and her party enjoys the trip they are on now because my hope is that this will be her last term. I didn't vote for her then and certainly wouldn't consider it again. I'm afraid that the working class people is in for a rough road during her administration. The illegals and the state dead beats will continue to fair okay as usual. Hey Bev, how about cutting your wages and your key personnel. Guess it wouldn't hurt you too much though since you have that old money to keep you and yours comfortable.
  • by judy Location: north carolina on May 26, 2009 at 04:25 PM
    I am not a teacher but i work for the state.I am a busdriver and our pay just went up about three years ago .for four years i worked for about nothing because the state had a frezze on wages. I was a single mother of two childeren with no childsupport i worked 4 jobs just to make it then when they give us a raise they turn around and take it away from us.Idid not mind the 1/2 percent if it kept someone their job but where is it going to end.I cant afford to loss no more. my wages are not that great any way.
  • by Amazed Location: Greenville on May 21, 2009 at 10:27 AM
    I lived paycheck to paycheck before the decrease - I am a state employee and do not make the "inflated" salary that everyone who is not a state employee thinks that we all make. There may be some people who make those outrageous salaries but the most of us do not make what the private sector makes in any job! People amaze me in make statements about quit whining and whatnot. As far as voting for Bev. Perdue, I did not vote for her or any other democrat. Believe it or not but state employees actually WORK for a living!!!!
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on May 16, 2009 at 06:56 PM
    You state employees flocked down to the polls to vote for Bev Perdue. The teachers union endorsed her and you teachers, good leftests that you are, marched in virtual lockstep to vote her in. Take your pay cut and shut up. Take your furlough too and be thankful the taxpayers keep paying the outrageous tax rates in this state so you can keep your overpaid position.
  • by Dunkie Location: Winterville on May 16, 2009 at 03:29 PM
    I have recently realized how truly sexist the workplace is with the state but Beverly Perdue - YOU MAKE ME ASHAMED TO BE A FEMALE!!!
  • by Rachel Location: Monroe, NC on May 16, 2009 at 06:41 AM
    The governor says she will also receive a cut in salary, however, I haven't had that confirmed. Is she indeed taking a cut in salary? Is that really commensurate with the cut we will be taking, considering that she is wealthy already?
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