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K-State Today

June 3, 2020

Kansas State University announces third round of emergency furloughs

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

Kansas State University is announcing a third round of emergency furloughs from multiple areas of the university. A total of 15 employees will be furloughed. Affected areas include Enrollment Management, International Student and Scholar Services, and Education Abroad. The furloughs will occur in June and July.

Enrollment Management is furloughing three employees, International Student and Scholar Services is furloughing five employees, and Education Abroad is furloughing seven employees. The units affected have reduced funding from external sources or reduced workloads due to limited operations. The emergency furloughs are expected to result in cost reductions of nearly $80,000.

"As we continue to address the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, these emergency furloughs have become an unfortunate necessity," said Richard B. Myers, president of Kansas State University. "We understand the hardship this causes our employees and their families and ask for the continued support of the K-State community."

K-State's Division of Human Capital Services is working with the affected employees on options for federal and state benefits. Information concerning K-State's emergency and administrative furlough policies can be found at the Human Capital Services website. Furloughed employees may qualify for state unemployment benefits.