EKU Giving Buyout Packages to 127 Workers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) -- Eastern Kentucky University says it's giving buyout packages to 127 employees who applied for them and were accepted.

The school's executive director of human resources, Gary Barksdale, tells the Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/10MR2r0 ) that most people who chose the buyout are rank-and-file staff workers.

The program was not available to faculty or vice presidents.

Buyout packages were calculated based on an employee's years of service. They include a $1,500 payment for health insurance costs.

Outgoing EKU President Doug Whitlock announced the program in March as part of a $23 million, 10 percent cut to the school's budget.

Other decisions related to the budget cuts are pending.

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