Monday, November 23, 2009

Nov. 27 is UW-Eau Claire common furlough day

The UW-Eau Claire campus will be closed Friday, Nov. 27, the second of four common furlough days for all UW-Eau Claire employees during the 2009-10 fiscal year. Full-time, 12-month employees must take a total of 16 furlough days during the two-year period beginning July 1, 2009, and ending June 30, 2011. Employees who work less than full time will prorate their furlough days accordingly. The furlough days were mandated for all state and UW System employees by Gov. Jim Doyle in response to a projected state budget shortfall. Additional upcoming common furlough days for 2009-10 are Monday, Dec. 28, and Friday, April 2. Employees had a previous common furlough day Aug. 7. Find more information about implementation of the furlough mandate on the UW-Eau Claire Human Resources, UW System and UW-Eau Claire chancellor's Web sites.

Library staff accepting donations for HMAA fundraiser

McIntyre Library logoThe McIntyre Library Staff Association will again accept donations for its annual fundraiser that will benefit the Hmong Mutual Assistance Association.

The association has held the fundraiser for more than a decade, raising thousands of dollars for the HMAA. Last year the effort raised $1,912, which was used to purchase rice for the HMAA food pantry. Anyone is welcome to contribute to the library staff's project. More information.