The University of California has announced a furloughs scheme beginning in September, affecting faculty at law schools, amongst others. The system is effectively slashing salaries by 4% to 10%.
The plan requires faculty and staff to take up to 26 unpaid furlough days during the 2009-10 school year. One hundred and eight thousand employees of the UC system will be affected.
At UCLA Law, 60 law faculty members and 100 law school staff members face furloughs, as do 35 faculty members and 75 staff members at UC Davis’ Law School. The UC Irvine School of Law, which opens this fall with its first incoming class, will see 17 faculty affected.
The UC Board of Regents is facing a 20% cut in money from the state’s general fund.