U. of Illinois to Furlough 11,000

U. of Illinois to Furlough 11,000 Employees and Freeze Hiring
from Chronicle of Higher Ed – Jan 5, 2010 – read original

The University of Illinois, facing a $400-million budget shortfall, will require administrators to take 10-day furloughs and other staff members to take four unpaid days off in the first half of 2010, in a move that will affect 11,000 employees, the university’s interim president announced today. The university has also instituted a freeze on hiring and salary increases, effective immediately. The state’s budget crisis, which has caused the university’s shortfall, is compounding an already difficult academic year for the university, which is still recovering from an admissions scandal last year that led to the departure of its president.