Clemson to furlough employees through end of year

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CLEMSON, SC (WSPA) – Clemson University said they are instituting a furlough program for more than half of their employees due to financial impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Clemson employees must take furlough days between September 1 and December 31, the university said.

The number of furlough days depends on employee salary:

(From: Clemson University)

Employees making under $50,000 will not be furloughed, according to the university.

In addition, the university said that President James Clements and all athletics employees making more than $400,000 have voluntarily taken at least a 10 percent pay cut.

Details on the furloughs:

  • Employees must take their required number of days off without pay between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31.
  • State law prohibits employees from working while on furlough, and days must be taken in full-day increments.
  • Nine-month employees with partial-day furlough responsibility must take full-day increments with the exception of the partial-day balance. (i.e., Those with 2.3 days must take two full days and .3 of a day.)
  • Employees will continue to receive health care, retirement and other benefits while on furlough, and will be credited for their state employee service time.
  • Employees may not use annual leave, compensatory time, their optional holiday, or sick leave to offset the impact of the furlough.
  • Affected employees will receive individual communications via email from the University’s Office of Human Resources detailing specifics of their furlough.

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