Youngstown State caps adjunct hours to avoid Affordable Care Act costs
- Ohio's Youngstown State University announced in a campus-wide memo Thursday that it will cut adjuncts' hours to avoid costs related to the Affordable Care Act, widely known as Obamacare.
- Full-time employees are defined by the Affordable Care Act as those working an average of 30 or more hours per week, and beginning this academic year, part-time faculty at the university will be capped at teaching 24 hours per year in order to limit the number of adjuncts who qualify.
- Youngstown State is the second university to make public its plans to cut adjunct hours because of the act, with Pennsylvania's Community College of Allegheny County announcing a few weeks ago that it would cut adjunct hours to avoid an estimated $6 million in employee health care costs.
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Youngstown State University is the second institution to be public about cutting adjuncts' hours to avoid Affordable Care Act-related costs. The Ohio university announced its plans in a campuswide memo Thursday, hours after an internal department memo from an English professor warning colleagues about the cuts was leaked to the media. ...
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