With the shortfall of cash in California, the UC system announced a furlough plan to save some money to cover the loss of $813 million of state financing, reports the New York Times. The system-wide furloughs will be based on pay, so that people earning more than $240,000 will take 26 furlough days and those making less than $40,000 will have 11 furlough days. UC President Mark Yudof says this could save $184 million, according to Science Insider. Some exceptions to the furlough plan include those whose jobs are fully supported through research grants and those at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Other changes being made to the system include tuition and fee increases, the elimination of courses and sections at the various campuses, and deferring new hires. "The impact of this cut is devastating," Yudof says.
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