Voluntary furlough saves UAF thousands

Posted: Monday, January 25, 2010

FAIRBANKS - A voluntary furlough saved the University of Alaska Fairbanks tens of thousands of dollars.

Officials said the campus saved at least $80,000 in payroll and energy costs during its voluntary furlough before the holiday break last year.

UAF encouraged employees to take a three-day unpaid leave just before Christmas. The three days were at the beginning of the regular break.

Some departments either shut down or had reduced hours during the closure.

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