In the 2020-21 academic year, the number of intermittent furlough days that 12-month employees must take varies according to base earnings. $15/hour or less, and all exceptions listed below: 0 furlough days Over $15/hour, up to $99,999 per year: 8… Read More
Intermittent furloughs will not affect employees already on a position-specific furlough during one of the intermittent furlough dates. Employees serving a partial position-specific furlough at the time of an intermittent furlough will serve a prorated furlough for that date of… 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
UW System allows three types of furloughs: position-specific furloughs, intermittent furloughs and voluntary 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… Read More
The intermittent furlough dates for the 2020-21 school year are: 12-month employees Friday, July 3, 2020 Friday, August 21, 2020 Friday, October 30, 2020 Friday, November 27, 2020 Monday, December 28, 2020 Friday, January 22, 2021 Friday, March 26, 2021… Read More
Intermittent furloughs have no impact on legal holidays for UWM employees. An employee placed on a position-specific furlough before and after a legal holiday will lose the holiday. The exception is if the holiday creates a floating holiday, as is… Read More
Yes. In his message to campus about intermittent furloughs, Chancellor Mark Mone announced that he will take a 10% pay cut in the 2020-21 academic year. Provost Johannes Britz will also take a 10% pay cut, while all vice chancellors will take… Read More
UWM has scheduled intermittent furlough days for employees over a 13-month period starting in June, 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
An intermittent furlough will not affect an employee’s health insurance. Based on the current UW System policy, employees placed on position-specific furloughs will still be eligible to continue their health insurance benefits.
Position specific furloughs Temporary employees are at-will employees. Those who are not in mission-critical roles may have their hours reduced or their appointments ended. Intermittent furloughs Temporary employees will not be permitted to work on intermittent furlough dates.
No, graduate assistants, including teaching assistants, research assistants and project assistants, are exempt from intermittent furloughs under UWM’s guidelines.
Yes. Intermittent furloughs will not apply to: UWM employees on a H1-B or E-3 visas graduate assistants (TAs, GAs and RAs) student employees post-doctoral fellows non-FTE appointments Employees whose positions are funded by external sources, such as grants, are also… Read More
Although UWM does not provide advice or counsel on an employee’s eligibility for unemployment, UW System’s furlough-related FAQ reports that individuals who experience a wage reduction equivalent to 8 hours in a 40-hour week and who have earned less than… Read More
The hiring freeze announced by Chancellor Mone is not affected by UWM’s furlough plans. Yes, positions that are in an active recruitment should be passed through the process to reaffirm they should continue to be filled. HR business partners/preps are… Read More
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.
UW System has posted its interim policy here, as well as several FAQs related to furloughs, which you can find here.