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Louisiana Education Chief to Offer Incentives to Cut Agency Roster

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Paul Pastorek, the Louisiana superintendent of public instruction, says he plans to offer financial incentives to trim the workforce at the state education department.

Employee ranks at the 650-member agency will be reduced by 50 workers in the next six months, he said. Mr. Pastorek said the reduction plan will save up to $3 million per year for the department, which has an annual budget of about $60 million.

Under the plan, education department employees who are retirement-eligible will be offered one-time payments if they call it quits.

Vol. 29, Issue 08, Page 5

Published in Print: October 21, 2009, as Louisiana Education Chief to Offer Incentives to Cut Agency Roster
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