Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs

The University of Arizona will implement Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs for fiscal year 2020/2021 in recognition of the extreme financial crisis resulting from the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 are also exempt.

Program Participation Dates


July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021:
Effective pay period starting June 29, 2020

Fiscal year University Staff and Classified Staff.

Employees enrolled in the 9/12 Plan Option.


August 10, 2020 – August 8, 2021:

Employees with fiscal year contracts.


August 17, 2020 – May 23, 2021:

Employees paid over the 9-month academic year.