East Carolina University announced furloughs for some of their employees today due to a drop in revenues during the coronavirus pandemic. According to a news release, 25 employees that work in Administration & Finance and Academic Affairs are being furloughed. The furloughs include salary reductions or leave without pay.
“This is a hard decision. No one likes this outcome; we’ve tried to reassign employees in affected units to vacancies in other university divisions when possible," said Interim Chancellor Ron Mitchelson.
Some employees will be placed on furlough for a set number of days while others will be on full furlough for the remainder of the fiscal year. The university estimates $25 million in decreased revenues for the fall semester. Mitchelson said additional furloughs may be announced in the coming weeks.