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Deficit Forces Naacp To Cut Staff, Offices

Faced with a $3.8 million deficit and an order to rein in spending by 40 percent, the NAACP will cut staff and may close some of its offices.

“It has become clear that the first priority for our new leadership must be to put our financial house in order,” new chairwoman Myrlie B. Evers-Williams said Friday.

Cuts to the 74-member core staff will be substantial, and some of the seven regional offices will probably be consolidated, said acting executive director Earl T. Shinhoster.

Officials were to meet Tuesday with staff members, most of whom spent two months in the fall on unpaid furlough, and will set up a schedule to pay off creditors, treasurer Francisco L. Borges said.

The board has ordered spending cut by $2.5 million this year.

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