Following up on an earlier memo, UW-STOUT announced more cuts.
Doug Mell, Director of Executive Communications and External Relations sent out a letter informing staff of a second set of furloughs that are intended to address the expenses incurred and revenue lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
STOUT issued forty-six notices for consecutive day furlough and sixty-seven notices for temporary workload reduction. These are in addition to the sixty-nine notices for consecutive day furlough issued on April 27th.
The notices issued today (May 11, 2020) impact employees with limited workload due to current operational need and/or those employees unable to carry out responsibilities remotely.
In addition, Chancellor Katherine P. Frank announced that she will take a voluntary, temporary 15% salary reduction from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021. The Provost, Vice Chancellors, and Academic Deans will all take a voluntary, temporary 10% salary reduction, and members of Cabinet will take a voluntary, temporary 5% salary reduction during the same period.
Tallied up, the University estimates that the actions will create $5 million in one-time savings that will help offset COVID-19 related costs and the state budget reduction. At this point in time, there has been no discussion of the need for layoffs.