Bowie State University Furlough Guidelines
September 25, 2009
1. Bowie State University's furlough salary ranges and days are as follows:
# Furlough Days
$0 - $39,999
$40,000 - $59,999
$60,000 - $79,999
$80,000 - $99,999
$100,000 and Above
2. The following represents the Pay Periods from which employees will select their furlough days in the order as outlined in #3:
Furlough Dates and Ranges
September 23, 2009 - October 6, 2009
October 21, 2009 - November 3, 2009
November 18, 2009 - December 1, 2009
December 23, 2009 (University Closing-Mandatory Furlough Day)
December 30, 2009 - January 12, 2010
January 19, 2010 (University Closing-Mandatory Furlough Day)
February 10, 2010 - February 23, 2010
March 16, 2010 (University Closing-Mandatory Furlough Day)
April 7, 2010 - April 20, 2010
May 5, 2010 - May 18, 2010
Police Officers will schedule their furlough days through the Chief of Police and Vice President of Student Affairs. All approved days must be taken by May 18, 2010.
3. Employees with more than 3 days must take additional required day(s) in the order as outlined in the chart below. Bold denotes university closing and mandatory furlough days.
Number of Furlough Days
Pay #14; Pay #16; Pay #20
Pay #8; Pay #14; Pay #16; Pay #20
Pay #8; Pay #10; Pay #14; Pay #16; Pay #20
Pay #8; Pay #10; Pay #12; Pay #14; Pay #16; Pay #20; Pay #22
Pay #8; Pay #10; Pay #12; Pay #14; Pay #15; Pay #16; Pay #18; Pay #20; Pay #22; Pay #24
4. All employees, including Contingent II, Grant-funded, Auxiliary-funded, and police officers will participate in the furlough. The following employees are excluded:
Employees on H-1B visas
5. Employees who must take more than three furlough days should take the 4th day beginning with Pay Period #8 in September. Additional furlough days are to be taken as designated. The date is selected within the designated Pay Period by the employee and approved through the supervisory channels to the vice president (or president). Furlough days should be prearranged and approved.
6. The last day for taking furloughs is May 18, 2010.
7. Supervisors must not permit an employee to work overtime or allow compensatory time in a pay period week in which furlough time is taken. (Example: An employee has an eight hour furlough day may only work a total of 32 hours for the week). This applies to both the Exempt and Nonexempt staff.
8. An employee may not substitute paid leave or compensatory time for a furlough day. Paid holidays may not be used as furlough days.
9. The President and Vice President are responsible for ensuring that the required furlough days are taken.
10. The Office of Human Resources will forward periodic furlough reports to the Vice President of Administration and Finance.
11. Employees hired after September 23 will only be required to take the remaining furlough days in the Fiscal Year (e.g. an employee hired on March 15 and schedule to have five furlough days as designated by his/her salary would only have to take the last remaining furlough days through May 18).
12. Employees who resign or retire are required to take a furlough day(s) up to their last day at work.
13. The Furlough Plan will be based on an employee's annual base salary. This will not include overtime and overloads.
14. The Furlough will not impact your retirement, health, leave accrual or employment benefits.
Exempt and Non-Exempt Web Time Sheet
- Furlough days will be indicated on your Web Time Sheet with a special code of FURLO. Employees will continue to accrue leave while on furlough.
- The deduction for the furlough days will occur in the pay period in which it was taken.
Faculty Furlough Reporting
The department chairs must submit the faculty members' furlough days through their Dean to the Provost. Copies will be forwarded to Payroll and Human Resources for furlough deductions. This practice is necessary because faculty members do not complete Web time; therefore, their leave deductions are not automatic through PeopleSoft.