Next UW-Green Bay ‘furlough closing’ is Dec. 28

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay will be closed for general business activities on Monday, Dec. 28, the second 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 three 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 other remaining dates that general campus offices will be closed are Jan. 15, 2010, and May 28, 2010, both days that fall outside the academic calendar’s fall and spring semesters.

The Dec. 28 campus closing is in addition to previously scheduled closures for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

The Cofrin Library will be closed Dec. 24-28, reopening 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 29-30, then closing from Dec. 31-Jan. 3.

The Kress Events Center fitness facilities will close at 4 p.m. on Dec. 23, before the Christmas holiday, and not reopen until Dec. 29. It will also be closed on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. (The 4,000-seat events center, however, will be open Monday night, Dec. 28, for the long-scheduled women’s basketball game between No. 22 UW-Green Bay and Southern Illinois.)

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