On May 1, 2020, President Schott announced that the combination of declining enrollment, increasing personnel costs and consistent underfunding from the state has put the university in a position where expenses will outpace revenue for the foreseeable future.  The result is we must take action now and implement a shared sacrifice approach in response to our institution’s financial health and modified operations.

Effective May 1, 2020 through September 6, 2021 all regular full-time non-grant funded unclassified administrator and classified employees will experience an across-the-board reduction in pay of 20% or 40% in the form of a furlough.  Concurrent with this, the university has applied to participate in a program called Work Share Oregon, which allows employers to leverage unemployment insurance for eligible employees to subsidize a portion of lost wages when work time is reduced due to market downturns or other stressors.  

Should future Federal and State funding allocations offset our financial situation, this shared sacrifice will be reassessed and adjustments made accordingly.

General FAQ

Work Share Oregon FAQ

Payroll Time and Attendance FAQ

Work Share Application FAQ

Links to Available Resources