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KU AD Jeff Long announces furloughs, pay cuts

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University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long announced furloughs and pay cuts for all Kansas Athletics employees, including coaches, from June 1 through the end of 2020.

An email outlined four tiers of the department’s cost-cutting plan, which is based on each employee’s individual salary.

Those making more than $300,000 per year are required to take a 10% pay cut for six months from July through December.

Those who make less than $50,000 per year will be furloughed for three weeks from June 1 through July 25.

The employee options with the other two options where those making between $50,000 and $299,000 annually and could choose between a paycut and a furlough.

 

The first option was for those in the $50,000-$149,000 salary range. That group was given the choice of taking a 10-day furlough between June 1 and July 25 or a six-month pay cut of 3.5% for those making $50,000-$99,000 or a 5% pay cut for the $100,000-$149,000 range.

The second option, for employees making $150,000-$299,000, followed a similar structure, as employees could choose between a six-month pay cut of 7.5% for salaries in the $150,000-$199,000 range or taking both a 10-day furlough between June 1 and July 25 and a smaller, undisclosed percentage pay cut for five months from August through December.

This move followed an announcement in late April that Jeff Long, Bill Self and Les Miles, were taking voluntary 10% pay cuts from May through October, which would save the department $500,000. Long added that this latest move would produce a savings of an additional $650,000 through the end of the year.

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