U. of California Faculty and Staff Members Could Face 8% Pay Cut
San Francisco — Salaries for most faculty and staff members at the University of California could be reduced by 8 percent through pay cuts, furloughs, or a combination of the two, under a proposal released on Wednesday by the university’s president, Mark G. Yudof.
The proposal, which was sent in a letter to university employees, seeks to use the salary cuts to cover about one-quarter of the university’s $800-million budget deficit over the next 12 months. Another quarter of the budget shortfall will be made up with increases in tuition, and the remaining half will need to come from budget cuts on the system’s 10 campuses, Mr. Yudof wrote.
The options to achieve the salary savings include 21 days of unpaid furloughs or an 8-percent pay cut for all employees making more than $46,000 per year, Mr. Yudof wrote. A final proposal will be presented to the system’s Board of Regents in mid-July for possible approval, he said. —Josh Keller