UW-Green Bay to close for furlough day Nov. 26

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will be closed for general business activities on Friday, Nov. 26, the first 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 multi-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 help 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 Friday following Thanksgiving qualifies as a low-traffic date. The other dates that general campus offices will be closed are: Dec. 27, Jan. 14, 2011, and May 27, 2011, three days that fall outside the academic calendar’s fall and spring semesters.

While the UW-Green Bay campus will be closed for general business activities on Nov. 26, the campus won’t quite be a ghost town.

For example, there will still be some students staying in campus housing. Also, the Prevea Classic Breast Cancer Awareness Basketball Tournament, a six-team, two-day, boy’s and girl’s high school basketball tournament will be held Nov. 26 and 27 at the Kress Events Center.

A few University offices will reopen Saturday, Nov. 27, with normal holiday weekend hours resuming for such campus-wide resources as the Cofrin Library.

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