On Wednesday, the university announced another round of furloughs. This is the third time in the past month such a measure has been taken.
With the additional 15 people affected by this round of furloughs, about 420 university employees will be furloughed through the summer months.
“As we continue to address the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, these emergency furloughs have become an unfortunate necessity,” President Richard Myers said in a press release. “We understand the hardship this causes our employees and their families and ask for the continued support of the K-State community.”
These are the areas affected by the new furloughs:
- International Student and Scholar Services will furlough five employees
- Education Abroad will furlough seven employees
- Enrollment Management will furlough three employees
The press release from the university suggests that this measure could save $80,000. Furloughed employees might qualify for state unemployment benefits.