Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs

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


Please view President Robbins' December 30 announcement. View the follow-up announcement from Lisa Rulney, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer and Helena Rodrigues, Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer.
Employee participation in the Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs was reduced, which included an end to pay reductions in December 2020.

Furlough and Personal Flex Time were adjusted accordingly but can continue to be used through May 23, 2021 (academic employees), or June 30, 2021 (fiscal employees).

The tile and reports in UAccess have been updated.

View the FAQ webpage            View the Personal Flex Time Table (PDF)            View the furlough Table (PDF)

Important Dates


Dec. 1, 2020:

Pay reductions end for employees paid over the 9-month academic year. Retroactive adjustments to pay will be made in early 2021.
Why the earlier end date? View the FAQs here.


Dec. 27, 2020:

Pay reductions end for fiscal employees, including employees on the 9/12 Pay Plan Option.


May 23, 2021:

The last day for academic employees, including those paid on the 9/12 Pay Plan Option, to take furlough or Personal Flex Time.


June 30, 2021:

The last day for fiscal employees to take furlough or Personal Flex Time.

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

*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.