NCCU to cut 17 jobs
Posted April 23, 2014
Durham, N.C. — North Carolina Central University will lay off 17 employees and cut 38 vacant positions because of budget cuts, Chancellor Debra Saunders-White said in a statement Wednesday.
The layoffs come after more than $60 million in budget cuts to the university in the past decade, including $3.7 million in cuts during the past fiscal year, the statement said.
Personnel costs comprise three-fourths of the university’s budget.
“We recognized that to achieve efficiency, reinvestment and reduction targets, we would have to sustain significant position loss,” the statement said.
To reduce spending, the university has previously hired adjuncts and temporary employees with time-limited contracts to fill vacant positions.
Affected employees will be notified the first week of May. They will be offered job search support services and free workshops.
“We understand that the impact to members of the community makes this an extremely sensitive time for all of us,” the statement said. “As a community, we will exercise patience, understanding and compassion in the weeks and months to come.”