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Furloughs possible; essential hiring only through June

Outgoing President B. Joseph White and Interim President-designate Stanley O. Ikenberry e-mailed all University employees this morning regarding the state and University budgets which look bleak for the foreseeable future.

“We do not plan furlough days before the end of the calendar year and we hope they can be avoided completely. It will be necessary, however, for departments, colleges and administrative units to manage any hiring on a critical needs, by exception basis for the remainder of the 2010 fiscal year that ends next June 30,” White and Ikenberry said.

It sounds like furloughs are likely in spring 2010 with a hiring freeze of all but exceptions through June 2010 at the University of Illinois Urbana campus.

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