TO THE EDITOR:
In an article on Monday, Phillip Dixon, who chairs the Personnel and Tenure Committee of the Board of Governors, suggested that University employees protected by the State Personnel Act (SPA) would have nothing to worry about under Senate Bill 575, which proposes a unified personnel system.
He stated, “They would be treated the same way faculty are treated.”
I strongly implore Mr. Dixon, UNC-system President Thomas Ross and other members of the Board of Governors to consider that therein lies the problem with this proposal.
Under the current system, low-wage positions are subject to the SPA, while higher-paid “prestigious” positions — like professors and (administrators) — are exempt from the act.