Recently approved by the Division of State Human Resources, Coastal Carolina University is set to enforce a mandatory furlough plan. This comes as a response to COVID-19 affecting all businesses, including the education sphere.
What this means for the CCU is that staff and faculty members making over $35,751 or more a year are required to take 20 unpaid workdays off during the 2020-2021 fiscal year. Those making below are exempt from the furlough plan. The DSHR mandates that in this case, furlough days can be spread out over the year or taken consecutively for the month of July only.
As of May 2020, Gov. Henry McMaster signed a resolution that qualified state-institutions to seek furloughs but capped the number of maximum working days to 20. There won’t be any unexpected changes regarding this furlough plan in the near future.
CCU plans to continue finding ways to efficiently fulfill budget cuts while evaluating saving measures. This “includes the possibility of not hiring new positions and not retiring vacant positions.”