Adjuncts' hours cut by community college seeking to avoid Affordable Care Act costs
- To avoid paying Affordable Care Act-related fees in January 2014, Community College of Allegheny County will cut about 200 adjunct faculty members' course loads and hours, as well as the hours of about 200 additional employees.
- The plan, effective Dec. 31, was announced via e-mail last week by the college's president, Alex Johnson, and will cap adjuncts' work loads at 10 credits per semester (formerly 12), with temporary part-time employees' hours limited to 25 per week.
- The adjunct faculty affected are feeling the blow twice as hard, as the decision not only ends their hope of having employer-assisted health insurance, but cuts income for those previously carrying a larger course load.
From the article:
The Affordable Care Act was designed to get more people access to health insurance. But one community college has decided to prevent some adjuncts from being covered by the law by cutting their hours. Effective Dec. 31, Community College of Allegheny County will cut course loads and hours for some 200 adjunct faculty members and 200 additional employees to avoid paying $6 million in Affordable Care Act-related fees in January 2014. ...
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