Furloughs Required for 579 MU Staff Members in Budget Crisis | KBIA

Furloughs Required for 579 MU Staff Members in Budget Crisis

May 11, 2020

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Almost 580 MU staff members have taken furloughs or are scheduled to take them before July 31, according to a new campus website showing budgetary actions.

The number jumped from zero last week because it is first week in which an overall accounting of layoffs and furloughs is being posted on the website. Updates will be posted each Friday and reflect information through the end of the previous Wednesday.

No layoffs were reported this week. However, last week 32 people in MU Health Care were laid off, bringing the number of MU employees out of jobs so far to 49, according to MU.

According to the website, 569 people have taken pay cuts through July 31, most of them 10% cuts.

An additional 217 people took voluntary pay cuts, for up to three months and at rates of 1%, 2%, 5% or 10%.

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