Shutdown May Mean Furloughs At University of Arkansas

Oct 14, 2013

A building on the campus of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville
Credit / Alfred Carrillo

The University of Arkansas says as many as 100 of its employees could be furloughed this week because of the partial federal government shutdown.

Officials say they're working to reduce the number of affected employees. But the school said Monday that it's reviewing all faculty, staff and student employees who are paid fully or partly through federal funds.

Furloughed employees will receive official notice from the university's human resource office.

Jim Rankin is vice provost for research and economic development. He says the university has requested a certification from the state Department of Finance and

Administration to allow funds to be drawn down to support programs in which the funding source is still available.

The shutdown began Oct. 1.