More than a hundred management employees at the University of Connecticut are to have their pay frozen next fiscal year, as the state’s budget deficit grows.
UConn President Michael Hogan told the admin staff in an email that he and they will lose their annual increases or be required to take furlough days in order to reduce compensation. The university has ordered each of its departments to cut 3% from their budgets this year, because of a more than $12m recission in state support. Hogan says next fiscal year, which begins July 1st, is bound to be even tougher with a likely $35m reduction in budget.
“We’re in the middle of a serious financial crisis in the state, and that means a serious financial crisis for the University of Connecticut, and to deal with that we’re going to have to make some sacrifices, manage some sacrifices, so that we come out of this without doing damage, or at least not serious damage to the academic core of the university, to our teaching and research missions.”
Hogan says also on the table are larger class sizes, less frequent courses, a decrease in library and rec center hours, and closing some museums