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University of Cincinnati announces furlough of 360 employees

University of Cincinnati
Posted at 6:24 PM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 18:24:50-04

CINCINNATI — In a letter sent Wednesday to University of Cincinnati faculty and staff, president Neville Pinto announced the temporary furlough of 360 employees from June 1 to July 30.

The letter identified the employees as having roles in the school’s auxiliary and athletic operations.

Pinto said healthcare, dental care and life insurance benefits as well as vacation and sick time accruals will continue during the furlough.

The letter states that the decision to temporarily furlough employees was made in the hope that it would prevent more permanent changes within the University.

The school has taken additional steps to save funds like instituting restrictions on capital projects and spending as well as putting a hiring freeze and salary freeze in place and voluntary salary reduction by senior leaders.