The hiring freeze remains in effect, though positions that are in active recruitment should be passed through the process to reaffirm they should continue to be filled. HR business partners/preps are familiar with the process and can assist with its completion…. Read More
Like the rest of the UW System, UWM faces unprecedented budgetary challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and requiring difficult decisions in the months ahead. For the 2020-21 fiscal year, which started on July 1, UWM was planning on a… Read More
UW System allows two types of furloughs: position-specific furloughs and intermittent furloughs. Position-Specific Furloughs Position-specific furloughs (PSFs) apply to employees unable to work right now or in current non-critical positions, but who are expected to return to work when operations… Read More
A position-specific furlough (PSF) is a continuous unpaid leave of absence designated for specific positions. Position-specific furloughs (PSFs) apply to employees unable to work right now or in current non-critical positions, but who are expected to return to work when… Read More
Yes. In his message to campus about intermittent furloughs, Chancellor Mark Mone announced that he would take a 10% pay cut in the 2020-21 academic year. Provost Johannes Britz also took a 10% pay cut, while all vice chancellors took a… Read More
UWM scheduled intermittent furlough days for employees over a 13-month period starting in June 2020, with a sliding scale based on salary and whether an employee has a 12-month or nine-month appointment. For instance, 12-month employees who make less than… Read More
No. Employees will not be forced to retire.
Yes, and UWM would continue to pay the employer portion of health insurance premiums.
No, vacation and other forms of leave may not be used during furlough. However, a furlough will not affect an employee’s leave time accrual.
The freeze on compensation adjustments announced in March relates to individual requests, including raises for merit, expanded duties and other reasons. The freeze does not apply to promotional increments or January 2021 compensation plan increases, which are still planned.