UM System President Gary Forsee announced in a memo to faculty and staff Tuesday his intention to ask the Board of Curators to transfer the authority to institute furloughs from the board to the president. Forsee said in the memo furloughs, or unpaid days off, would only be instituted “if necessary.”
Other universities across the country have already turned to furloughs to save money. For example, Clemson University employees must take five unpaid days off before June 30. Clemson University has already lost $38 million in state funding for the current fiscal year.
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