WICHITA, Kansas – Wichita State University Friday notified its employees and students about half of them could be furloughed beginning Sunday unless the Kansas legislature can come up with a budget plan for the coming fiscal year.
The furlough would affect all non-essential employees at WSU who could be placed on furlough beginning at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, June 7th.
The notice, sent to all faculty, staff and students, said summer classes will continue as usual. It goes on to say that those who will not be furloughed were notified by email earlier Friday.
Employees, faculty and students who will be furloughed are asked to check on a statewide website Saturday evening in case the for the latest developments regarding any final action by the legislature that could head off potential furloughs.
Read the text of the email sent by the university’s administration below.
Notification of furlough status
“Dear member of the WSU community,
“This information is being sent to all employees and students at Wichita State University. If you are not currently an active employee of Wichita State, then this message does not pertain to you and is for your information only.
“Although summer classes will continue as usual, we are required to notify all employees and student employees as to their status regarding potential furloughs starting at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, June 7.
“Employees who will not be placed on furlough were notified of their status in an email earlier today. If you have not received such communication, then you will be furloughed effective 12:01 a.m. Sunday, June 7. Employees will need to check the following website beginning Saturday evening to see whether furloughs will take place: http://www.kansas.gov/employee/.
“A list of all employees who are not being furloughed is located at myWSU. This list may be updated prior to and during the furlough period. Changes will be communicated to affected individuals. You should also check this list Saturday evening should furloughs occur.
“Should furloughs occur and become extensive, we will revisit the needs of the university and adjust the list accordingly.
“Additional information can be found at http://www.admin.ks.gov.
“Thank you for your efforts during this difficult time.”