Furloughs likely, again, as part of Georgia agencies’ budget cut plans

The economic shutdown brought on by the pandemic has led to mass unemployment, and some businesses remain closed. Many of those that have opened are doing limited business.

[…] The massive University System of Georgia has already announced likely furloughs to its employees. Child welfare worker furloughs were mentioned during a Department of Human Services board meeting Tuesday.

Furloughs were common for state employees and teachers during the Great Recession a decade ago.

“I think that is what we pretty much expect,” said Alex Camardelle, a senior policy analyst for the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, an Atlanta think tank. “It seems like furloughs are where the reductions are going to come.”

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