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Employee Furlough

Chapter 4085
Revised July 21, 2014

Table of Contents

.010 Introduction
.020 Policy
.030 Questions

.010 Introduction

In times of extraordinary budget reduction it may become necessary to implement a short-term employee furlough in order to preserve the financial well being of Kansas State University.

.020 Employee Furlough Policy

It is the policy of Kansas State University to implement an employee furlough, after reasonable alternatives have been exhausted; ensure maintenance of the university's mission and the quality of its programs. Furloughs will be implemented in a fair manner that is sensitive to the mission of the University and the needs of its faculty and staff.

A furlough is the placement of an employee in a temporary leave without pay status for a specified number of hours or days within a specified time frame. A furlough is not a layoff or reduction in workforce and may be used to avoid or delay such action.

The decision to implement an employee furlough will be made by the President of Kansas State University after consultation with both the Faculty Senate and University Support Staff Senate. To implement a furlough, the President will call an open meeting of the university community to explain the need for such action. The furlough announcement will include details of the furlough plan. Employees will be given as much advance notice as possible but not less than 30 calendar days prior to implementation of the furlough.

.030 Questions

Questions about this policy should be directed to the Vice President for Human Capital at 532-6277.