Furlough Information for Group 1

Furlough Group 1 Includes:

  • Instructional Academic Staff
  • Faculty
  • Attorneys
  • Physicians
  • Coaches
  • Veterinarians

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting budget deficit facing the University, the Chancellor has required all University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty and staff to participate in a graduated, progressive program of unpaid furlough days between January 1, 2021 and June 30, 2021.

Employees are required to take between 3 and 6 unpaid furlough days. The number of furlough days is based on salary and is prorated by appointment percentage and for those beginning or ending employment during the furlough period.

Your pay will be reduced in equal amounts over the furlough period, starting with your first paycheck for work performed during January 2021 and ending with your last paycheck for work performed during June 2021. The amount of your pay will not vary based on when you use your furlough time.

Furlough Reminders – Group 1:

  • There is no limit on the number of furlough hours used in a week.
  • Furlough is reported through Request Absence (ESS) using the absence type COVID FURLOUGH.
  • Full-time employees must report furlough in 4 or 8-hour increments.
  • Part-time employees may report in 1-hour increments.

Employee Resources:

If you have any questions regarding furlough, please contact Waisman Human Resources at hr@waisman.wisc.edu.