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Indiana University shifting 50 jobs to temp agency

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Indiana University is cutting about 50 hourly workers at the Bloomington campus and shifting that work to a temporary staffing agency.

University spokesman Mark Land said the move is partly being made to avoid having to add those workers to the IU health insurance plan as required by the federal health care overhaul if they average more than 30 hours a week.

Land told The Herald-Times that shifting 50 of the physical plant department's 650 jobs will also relieve the administrative task of managing the hours of seasonal workers.

IU will have the Manpower agency hire the maintenance and custodial personnel after Sept. 28. The university will pay the agency an administrative fee to manage the workers.

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  • Greed
    I disagree that the Affordable Care Act is to be blamed. It is IU who should be blamed for transferring jobs to a temp service to avoid paying benefits to their employees. It is American greed over and over again. The democrats & republicans want to continue to blame one another, but greed is at the bottom of these problems. If IU would stop paying ridiculous salaries to their chief management team and to their 2 beloved coaches (Wilson & Crean), maybe IU could afford to keep these men & women on their payroll.
  • Perfect
    This is exactly what all the libs in Bloomington deserve. Jobs moving private to a dreaded staffing company part-time because of Barack's revolutionary health vision. Any B'towners missing George W yet? I guess this is only fair.

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  1. These liberals are out of control. They want to drive our economy into the ground and double and triple our electric bills. Sierra Club, stay out of Indy!

  2. These activist liberal judges have gotten out of control. Thankfully we have a sensible supreme court that overturns their absurd rulings!

  3. Maybe they shouldn't be throwing money at the IRL or whatever they call it now. Probably should save that money for actual operations.

  4. For you central Indiana folks that don't know what a good pizza is, Aurelio's will take care of that. There are some good pizza places in central Indiana but nothing like this!!!

  5. I am troubled with this whole string of comments as I am not sure anyone pointed out that many of the "high paying" positions have been eliminated identified by asterisks as of fiscal year 2012. That indicates to me that the hospitals are making responsible yet difficult decisions and eliminating heavy paying positions. To make this more problematic, we have created a society of "entitlement" where individuals believe they should receive free services at no cost to them. I have yet to get a house repair done at no cost nor have I taken my car that is out of warranty for repair for free repair expecting the government to pay for it even though it is the second largest investment one makes in their life besides purchasing a home. Yet, we continue to hear verbal and aggressive abuse from the consumer who expects free services and have to reward them as a result of HCAHPS surveys which we have no influence over as it is 3rd party required by CMS. Peel the onion and get to the root of the problem...you will find that society has created the problem and our current political landscape and not the people who were fortunate to lead healthcare in the right direction before becoming distorted. As a side note, I had a friend sit in an ED in Canada for nearly two days prior to being evaluated and then finally...3 months later got a CT of the head. You pay for what you get...

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