Sunday, April 19, 2020
K Gun 9, UArizona Announces Pay Cuts, Furloughs For All Faculty, Staff:
The University of Arizona announced temporary pay cuts and furloughs to its 15,000 employees Friday morning as its campus remains shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In an email to all staff and faculty, UArizona President Robert Robbins announced the changes, which vary in effect depending on employees' salary.
- For those within the salary bands up to $44,449 a year, a furlough of 13 days to be taken over time
- For those within the salary bands of $44,500 to $75,000 a year, a furlough of 26 days to be taken over time
- For those within the salary bands of $75,001 to $150,000 a year, a furlough of 39 days to be taken over time
- For those within the salary bands of $150,001 to $199,999 a year, a straight salary reduction of 17%
- For those within the salary bands of $200,000 or more a year, a salary reduction of 20% ...
The pay cuts and furloughs will begin on May 11, 2020, and last until June 30, 2021. ...
Robbins said their models project a loss of $250 million in the university's budget due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
The university will also go on a hiring pause and delay plans for merit increases.
Update: Chronicle of Higher Education, Major Cost-Cutting Begins in Response to Covid-19, With Faculty and Staff Furloughs and Pay Cuts
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