Announcement New - September 17, 2020

The Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs will end earlier than previously announced. For more information, please view President Robbins' September 17 email.

More details and information will be shared soon.

Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs

The University of Arizona will implement Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs August 10, 2020 – June 30, 2021 in recognition of the extreme financial crisis resulting from the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Program Participation Dates


Aug. 10, 2020 – June 30, 2021:

Fiscal year University Staff and Classified Staff.
Employees with fiscal contracts.
Employees enrolled in the 9/12 Plan Option.  


Aug. 17, 2020 – May 23, 2021:

Employees paid over the 9-month academic year.


The programs will be re-evaluated in October 2020 and March 2021.

Furlough Program

The Furlough Program will be implemented only for employees who have time funded by sponsored awards. If you charge any time to sponsored projects, you will participate* in this program only.

Learn About the Furlough Program

Furlough-Based Salary Program

The Furlough-Based Salary Program will be implemented for all other participating* employees.

Learn About the Furlough-Based Salary Program

Supervisor COVID-19 Guidance

COVID-19 poses many challenges for managers. To help you manage your team during this time, we offer resources categorized in three steps.

View the Supervisor Guidance Webpage

*Those not participating include student employees, graduate teaching and research assistants and associates, postdoctoral scholars who serve under the Conditions of Postdoctoral Service (UHAP Chapter 12), and anyone on an H-1B visa. Employees whose gross annualized pay (PDF) is less than $44,500 ($21.39/hour for hourly employees) are also exempt.