Working during COVID-19

Workforce reduction strategies

Workforce reduction and cost-saving strategies

Short-term and long-term workforce reduction and other cost saving strategies may be necessary due to the economic and operational impacts of the COVID-19 emergency.

Temporary layoff policy

A temporary layoff may be required because of events at the institutional or employing unit level resulting in a temporary lack of funds or work.

Voluntary temporary layoffs during COVID-19

Departments may develop and manage voluntary temporary layoff programs, allowing employees who are willing to take a furlough or temporarily reduce their FTE to do so.

FAQS: Furloughs and temporary FTE reduction

Answers to frequently asked questions about furloughs and temporary FTE reduction.

Suspension of non-essential hiring

This guidance applies to all recruitments for regular and limited term classified non-union, contract covered, and professional staff, temporary staff (including direct hire and UTemp) positions, regardless of funding source and work location.