Sat., August 8, 2009 9:04am (EDT)

UGA Could Face More Furloughs
By Associated Press
Updated: 5 years ago

ATHENS, Ga.  —  
UGA President says faculty and staff may be forced to take three more unpaid days.
UGA President says faculty and staff may be forced to take three more unpaid days.
University of Georgia staff and faculty could face three more furlough days.

An email from UGA President Michael Adams yesterday announced they may be forced to take the unpaid days. It also mentioned a “possibility, not a certainty”of layoffs.

UGA employees are already scheduled for three furlough days this year.

Gov. Sonny Perdue has ordered a 5 percent cut in state budgets, along with three furlough days state workers must take before January 1.

Tim Burgess, UGA senior vice president for finance and administration, says even with the 5 percent budget cut UGA won't likely have to lay off any workers.