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ND Governor’s Call For Spending Cuts Results In Nearly 300 Employee Buyouts

The buyout program comes after Republican Gov. Doug Burgum told state agencies in April to identify spending cuts for the next two-year budget.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Nearly 300 state employees have applied for voluntary buyouts, with more than a third of the applicants coming from the North Dakota’s biggest agency. Budget director Joe Morrissette announced the buyout program in June. His agency said Tuesday that 294 employees from 14 agencies have applied for the buyouts. The state Department of Human Services had…

Flood Control Buyouts Spark New Facility for Fargo Schools

New warehouse puts the behind the scenes operations under one roof

FARGO, ND — Flood control efforts sparked a new warehouse for the Fargo Public School District. Officials said their new operations facility will help improve the lives of their students. Faculty and staff are celebrating the end of a big move. “Make sure our buildings are prepared and ready to go for students and the education they receive,” said Superintendent…

North Dakota to Pay $3 Million for Voluntary Buyouts

Gov. Burgum said the buyouts might limit the need for layoffs

  BISMARCK, ND — North Dakota will pay about $3 million to 158 employees approved for voluntary buyouts. In April, Gov. Burgum gave 17 agency heads the option to offer buyouts to employees. He said the buyouts might limit the need for layoffs. At least 200 people applied for the buyouts, but it was up to the agencies to determine…

ND Government Employees Willing to Take Voluntary Buyouts

Agencies told employees the buyouts might limit the need for layoffs

  BISMARCK, ND — About 100 employees from cabinet-level agencies in North Dakota state government have expressed interest in taking voluntary buyouts to help with the state’s struggling finances. Gov. Burgum gave agency heads in April the option to offer buyouts to employees and letters went out to some 3,600 with the offer. Agencies told employees the buyouts might limit…

State Ordered Budget Cuts Cause More Changes at NDSU

Fifty buyouts have already been completed and another 70 positions haven't been filled

  FARGO, N.D. — NDSU has announced more changes as a result of state-ordered budget cuts. President Dean Bresciani says the university is eliminating student affairs administrators and will continue to offer buyouts. Fifty buyouts have already been completed and another 70 positions haven’t been filled. Incentives include allowing some employees to work part-time as they near retirement. Administrative budgets…

UND to Offer Employee Buyouts in Light of Budget Cuts

They're calling it the "Staff Voluntary Separation Incentive Program"

UND will offer another round of employee buyouts in order to deal with additional budget cuts. The so-called “Staff Voluntary Separation Incentive Program” offers eligible staff members an incentive package based on salary and years of service if they choose to leave UND. In exchange for ending their employment, applicants will receive a payment of one week of base salary…