ERIC Number: ED163853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-18
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Developing a Procedure for Reduction in Force at Piedmont Technical College.
Morgan, John A., Jr.
Throughout South Carolina, the Technical Education System had experienced a leveling of the growth that had characterized its early years, and a sharp decline in state financial support over the last three years. At Piedmont Technical College, where enrollments had remained relatively stable, the substantially reduced state of financial allocations had forced the college to reduce expenditures across a wide range of college activities. Typically across the board reductions were made in most budget categories to balance planned revenue with forecasted expenditures. The prospects of continued austere funding by the state as well as a potential drop in enrollment required the college to look to other alternatives to achieve essential economies. While the administration had viewed staff reductions with reluctance, the statewide enrollment decline pattern and reduced appropriation prompted the president of Piedmont Technical College to request the development of a reduction in force procedure. The purpose of this research was to develop this policy. This study focused on the review, analysis and evaluation of literature concerning retrenchment and reduction in force. Additionally an analysis was made of those aspects of governance at Piedmont Technical College that defined the parameters within which the retrenchment policies could operate. A review was made also of state policies that concerned personnel reductions. As a result of this study a reduction in force procedure was developed and subsequently approved by the local governing board as official policy. The approved policy and related documents are appended. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Administration, College Faculty, Declining Enrollment, Governance, Higher Education, Job Layoff, Literature Reviews, Models, Personnel Policy, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Resource Allocation, Retrenchment, State Aid, Teacher Dismissal, Technical Institutes
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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