Second Round of Furloughs Announced

A second round of employee furloughs will begin for most employees in January as a result of the financial challenges faced by UW–Madison due to the ongoing pandemic. The furlough structure will be the same as the structure used for the 2020 furlough program. Employees will have until June 30, 2021, to meet their Round Two furlough obligation. The impact of the furloughs will be partly offset by a long-planned 2 percent pay raise that employees will receive beginning in January, 2021. A minimum wage of $15 per hour for hourly workers (not including temporary and student employees) will take effect January 17, 2021. Chancellor Blank announced these changes and reviewed the university’s budget projections in a message to campus on Monday, Oct. 26.

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