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December 20, 2014

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County eliminates part-time, vacant full-time positions

Clark County eliminated some part-time personnel and 31.5 vacant full-time positions in an effort to reduce budget shortfalls but stopped short of cutting any occupied full-time positions.

The county also cut overtime spending, vacant part-time positions and reduced spending on supplies and services, County Manager Virginia Valentine said today.

The cuts will reduce expenses $22.5 million, or 2.6 percent, from the $850 million general fund.

A portion of the 170 part-time positions eliminated were occupied but the exact number was not immediately available, county spokesman Erik Pappa said.

Valentine said further budget reductions likely would require employee layoffs.

The biggest cuts hit the University Medical Center and the Department of Family Services.

The hospital reduced overtime and spending on supplies, which cut $4.8 million. Family Services cut nearly $3.2 million by eliminating 60 part-time staff and reducing its contracted services.

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