Employees to Undergo Furloughs as U of Arizona Faces $250 Million Shortfall

Some employees at the University of Arizona (UA) will face furloughs as the school struggles to deal with a potential $250 million shortfall due to drops in revenue brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, reports Arizona Public Media.

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In an email to the university community on Friday, UA president Robert Robbins said the school “will continue to explore” taking out loans and credit line options — both suggestions brought forward by a faculty committee — but that, in the meantime, employees earning more than $45,000 a year must take a number of days off without pay over the next year.