OSU furlough details

The official OSU furlough numbers have arrived…here is the monthly furlough breakdown for 9-month and 12-month employees:

9-Month Employees
Monthly Base Salary Rate at 1.0 FTE* Total Number of Furlough Days per Academic Year at 1.0 FTE** Total Number of Furlough Days for 1/1/10 to 6/15/10 at 1.0 FTE** Amount of Furlough Time Off Per Month for 1/1/10 to 6/30/10 at 1.0 FTE**
$2,450 or less 3 days 1.83 days 2.66 hours
$2,451 to $3,105 4.5 days 2.75 days 4 hours
$3,106 to $5,733 5.25 days 3.2 days 4.66 hours
$5,734 to $8,333 6 days 3.66 days 5.32 hours
$8,334 to $10,934 7.5 days 4.57 days 6.65 hours
$10,935 and over 9 days 5.49 days 7.98 hours

12-Month Employees
Monthly Base Salary Rate at 1.0 FTE* Total Number of Furlough Days per Fiscal Year at 1.0 FTE ** Total Number of Furlough Days for 1/1/10 to 6/30/10 at 1.0 FTE** Amount of Furlough Time Off Per Month for 1/1/10 to 6/30/10 at 1.0 FTE**
$2,450 or less 4 days 2 days 2.67 hours
$2,451 to $3,105 6 days 3 days 4 hours
$3,106 to $5,733 7 days 3.5 days 4.67 hours
$5,734 to $8,333 8 days 4 days 5.33 hours
$8,334 to $10,934 10 days 5 days 6.67 hours
$10,935 and over 12 days 6 days 8 hours

* Monthly base salary rate is derived by dividing the employee’s annual base salary rate by either 9 or 12 appointment basis.
** Furlough time off will be prorated for employees working less than 1.0 FTE.

via the Gazette-Times

Furloughs and Privilege

Furlough days at Oregon State University plus privilege by Robert P Garrett

It was almost two weeks ago when the Oregon State University faculty senate voted for furloughs for all faculty (grant-supported salary is exempt) in 2010. It should be noted that the Oregon State University chapter of the American Association of University Professors “came out in support of furloughs provided that a number of important principles be included in the resolution.” I agree with the OSU AAUP’s suggestions. The top income tiers for furloughs need to be modified so that people who make more than $14,000 per month take more furlough days. If you make $168,000 pre-tax, I think you can handle a bit more of a cut. If you can’t make ends meet, then perhaps you should hire me to manage your finances.

Speaking of privilege…OSU Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Robert P. Garrett, decided that the best way to address the furlough situation was to attack Oregon State’s multicultural support programs via a letter in the Corvallis Gazette-Times. According to “Bobby,” OSU’s programs that support underrepresented and/or historically marginalized groups represent a redundant financial burden on our predominantly white campus. In summary, a white male professor on a mostly white campus says that there are just too many campus groups that support women, people of color, and LGBT folks. I wonder how many groups/organizations/offices at OSU are made up of a majority of straight white men. Anecdotally, I would offer that there are a lot…more in fact, than the “redundant” orgs of which Robert writes.

Here are few of the choicest bits from Robert P. Garrett’s letter with a few added thoughts from yours truly:

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