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.