K-State administrators discussed the possibility of implementing furloughs during a virtual town hall with university faculty and staff Tuesday.
It is yet to be determined who would be affected by potential furloughs and for how long, but Jay Stephens, the K-State vice president for human capital services, says these measures would be better than laying off employees.
These measures are considered by K-State administrators to be part of one scenario among several for which they are preparing.
K-State President Richard Myers says one determining factor in deciding which route the university will have to take is whether the state legislature, which is projected to have a $600 million deficit in fiscal year 2021, maintains previously-approved budgets.
According to Myers, several administrators have already taken salary decreases while others have indicated that they would be willing to take a 10 percent decrease.