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University of Kentucky Furloughing 1,700 Workers Due to Coronavirus Crisis

University of Kentucky Furloughing 1,700 Workers Due to Coronavirus Crisis

“Officials say furloughs could last a week, or weeks.”

It’s amazing how many schools were already so financially fragile that they’ve had to react to this so quickly.

NBC News in Lexington reports:

University of Ky furloughing 1,700 workers

The University of Kentucky is furloughing 1,700 workers in the wake of a budget shortfall.

President Eli Capilouto says approximately 1,500 of the full-and-part-time employees work at UK HealthCare.

Low operational activity or administrative no-pay status will begin April 26.

Officials say furloughs could last a week, or weeks.

Another 200 employees will be furloughed from UK’s Dental Clinics as well as Dining and Transportation Services.

UK says the Hilary J. Boone Center, a campus dining and events facility will close, resulting in a reduction in force affecting seven people.

President Capilouto says more furloughs may be needed in the coming weeks in places where work has been reduced.

The article goes on to explain that the budget is being affected by the loss of elective procedures at the medical center.

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Comments

Why didn’t they lay those people off right from the get-go like everyone else? Is it because they’re so smart?

    mrtoad21 in reply to judgeroybean. | April 24, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    I would imagine they had no intention of laying off or furloughing any staff. Right up until pissed off parents started calling the Governor asking for refunds. Then all the state schools found religion.

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