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EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION CONCERNING FACULTY AND STAFF
PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS TO MANAGE EXPENDITURES TO RESPOND TO FINANCIAL CHALLENGES
PREAMBLE: This section outlines policy and procedures required by Regents policy II.B.2 with respect to implementation of employment actions such as temporary furloughs or similar short term work hour reductions. Except as specifically set forth in the body of the section, this section does not alter existing faculty-staff policies and procedures related to employment.
A. Authority for Management of University Expenditures. The President has the duty to respond to university financial challenges, and to maintain sound fiscal management. As set out in Regentsí policy II.B.2., this includes the authority to take certain actions such as temporary furloughs or other short term employment actions in response to financial challenges.
B. Consultation with Faculty and
considering employment actions outlined in Regentsí policy II.B.2, the President
shall seek input from the Faculty Senate and from the Staff Affairs Committee.
The chairs of the Faculty Senate and the Staff Affairs Committee shall be
given written notice from the President of the need for a reduction in
university expenditures (including a description of any other
C. Implementation of Employment Actions. After consultation with the Faculty and Staff as described in paragraph B above, and consideration by the President of any guidance or recommendations timely given, temporary wage adjustments such as furloughs or similar short term employment actions may be implemented. Implementation of such temporary wage adjustments by the President will comply with Regentsí policies under Section II.B.2, including:
a) uniform application of the employment action across the University or affected budgetary unit;
b) 30 days written notice to affected employees (which may be accomplished via e-mail); and
c) an opportunity for affected employees to be heard regarding application of the furlough to the affected employee.