UW-Green Bay will observe third furlough day on Friday

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will be closed for general business activities on Friday, Jan. 15, the third of four campuswide furlough days identified by the University in response to state-ordered budget cuts.

As part of the plan to address the state’s $5 billion budget deficit, all state employees including those at UW-Green Bay are required to take as many as eight furlough days annually and to accept a corresponding 3 percent reduction in earnings.

To address those reductions while minimizing disruption to students, University officials identified four low-traffic dates when the campus will close and all employees (except critical staff) will be off work without pay.

The final furlough date will be May 28. Both days fall outside the academic calendar’s spring semester.

The campus closure includes the Cofrin Library, Weidner Center and Kress Events Center.

For more information contact Marketing and University Communications at (920) 465-2214.