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More furloughs at Albany Tech

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At the request of Georgia Gov. Sonny Purdue, all full-time employees of Albany Technical College will be furloughed up to three days, depending on salary range. However, the furloughs will not reduce the days the college is operational between now and June 30, the last day of the fiscal year for state agencies.

Full-time employees must take either one, two or three days of unpaid leave before June 30, based on a tiered-salary system. Those earning the least will take the fewest furlough days.

“We hope the tiered-furlough system will lessen the financial impact on the majority of our faculty and staff,” said Dr. Anthony Parker, president of Albany Tech. “To minimize the loss of instruction to our students, each faculty member will provide online assignments on the day or days he or she is furloughed.”

Administrators systematically scheduled furlough days for themselves and staff members through the end of the fiscal year to ensure normal business is not interrupted.

A public postsecondary institution of the Technical System of Georgia, Albany Technical College provides technical education and training support for the evolving workforce needs of Southwest Georgia through traditional, online and distance learning methods. For more information about Albany Tech, go to www.AlbanyTech.edu or become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/AlbanyTech

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