Unemployment and Layoffs

University of Baltimore rolls out furlough plan amid declining enrollment

University of Baltimore rolls out furlough plan amid declining enrollment

Faced with falling enrollment, the University of Baltimore has cut nearly 400 employees’ salaries to save money.

The school made the cuts by furloughing workers — requiring them to take time off without pay — as part of a larger effort to reduce costs that includes a hiring freeze, out-of-state travel restrictions and limits on departmental spending.

The university announced the furlough plan at the start of the fall semester. It requires both faculty and staff members to take a certain number of unpaid days off, based on their salary level. Those making between $80,000 and $100,000, for example, must take six furlough days reducing their pay by 2.3 percent.

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