Altogether, employee furloughs could save K-State $2.75 million, release says

Anderson Hall, pictured here in November of 2019, is the administration building of Kansas State. It is home to the Office of the President, the Office of Student Life and other administrative offices. The building is one of the oldest on campus as one of the three original buildings. (Kaylie McLaughlin | Collegian Media Group)

In a news release, Kansas State said the collective 430 faculty and staff furloughs announced over the last few months could save the university close to $2.75 million.

On Tuesday, K-State announced eight new furloughs. This round will affect Information Technology Services and will begin June 28. Individually, the measure could save K-State about $100,000.

Previously, K-State announced a $35 million revenue deficit caused by the financial impact of the pandemic and have since made several cost-cutting measures, most prominently the staff furloughs from several campus offices and auxiliary operations.

Furloughed staff can access benefits and may be eligible for K-State Strong emergency relief funds.

My name is Kaylie McLaughlin and I'm the ex-managing editor and audience engagement manager of the Collegian. Previously, I've been the editor-in-chief and the news editor. In the past, I have also contributed to the Royal Purple Yearbook and KKSU-TV. Off-campus, you can find my bylines in the Wichita Eagle, the Shawnee Mission Post and KSNT News. I grew up just outside of Kansas City in Shawnee, Kansas. I’m a senior in digital journalism with a minor in French and a secondary focus in international and area studies. As a third-generation K-Stater, I bleed purple and my goal is to serve the Wildcat community with accurate coverage.