Arizona State to Implement Furloughs

Administrators will take up to 15 days of unpaid leave. The move will save the university $24 million.

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Arizona State University announced university-wide furloughs Wednesday, some of the longest to hit academia so far, the State Press reports. The furloughs—involuntary unpaid leave—must all be taken before the end of the fiscal year, June 30, and may force the university to cancel some classes.

University administrators like deans and the president will be forced to take 15-day furloughs, while all other will be forced to take 10 to 12 days off.

The furloughs would save the university $24 million and prevent more staff cuts at the university, which has already eliminated 750 positions in the past two years.