Capper has already done the math showing that putting certain health-care workers on furlough will cost more dollars than it saves and will also raise exposure questions regarding diminished evels of service.
I just wonder about the legality and propriety of furloughing University employees who draw substantial portions of their wage from grants.
Will granting institutions reduce the level of funding correspondingly?
Will the University be required to repay a comparable portion of the grants?
If the University starts welching on grant terms on a wide-spread basis what effect will that have on pending and future grants?
Don't misapprehend. Furloughs are far better than lay-offs but are they the magic bullet that some think they are?