Generic: University of Missouri, Mizzou, MU

File photo.

COLUMBIA, MO (KCTV) -- On Friday, the University of Missouri announced that they will be furloughing 579 employees. 

As previously reported, the university has a $17 million shortfall in the current budget year that runs until June 30. 

"Cuts to the state budget along with student refunds for certain services have created significant budget pressures on the University of Missouri," an update from the university said. 

Back on May 1, there were no furloughs. Now, the university said that they will be furloughing 579 employees. 

The number of layoffs is still the same at 49. 

There are also 569 salary reductions and 217 voluntary salary reductions. 

For more information from the university, click here

"While temporary measures are necessary, they will not fully address the budget situation or protect the mission of the university," they said. "University leaders continue to re-evaluate university operations in a fundamental way and look for opportunities for positive structural change." is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, StormTrack5 weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from KCTV5 News. 

>> Click/tap here to download our free mobile app. <<

Copyright 2020 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.