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UW-Stout announces 46 new furloughs, campus-wide furloughs expected in July

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Menomonie (WQOW) - UW-Stout has announced a second round of furloughs at the university.

On Monday, Chancellor Katherine Frank said 46 furlough notices were sent out and 67 notices for "temporary workload reduction."

These are in addition to the 69 notices sent out on April 27.

"I have expressed many times that I know there is very little I can say that will take away the pain associated with this process," said Chancellor Frank. "While these steps are necessary to address UW Stout’s financial situation, I recognize that they place an emotional and personal strain on our university community.  The employees impacted today have been contacted by their supervisors and directed to resources available for them to pursue.  Our goal is to support our employees to the best of our ability throughout this challenging process."

The chancellor is also developing a plan for university-wide furloughs that will begin in July.

While the plan is subject to change based on finances, as of now annual employees will take a minimum of 12 furlough days from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021, and academic-year employees will take a minimum of nine furlough days from August 24, 2020, through May 23, 2021.

The chancellor also announced she is taking a 15% salary reduction from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021. The provost, vice-chancellors, and academic deans will all take a 10% salary reduction, and members of the cabinet will take a 5% salary reduction during the same period. 

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