By GARY D. ROBERTSON
RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- 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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