Have there been any discussions about furloughs or positions being eliminated?
No, there have not been any discussions about furloughs or eliminating positions.
Can employees use annual and personal leave during the COVID-19 situation?
Annual and other leave should be recorded as normal. Please see the related HRSTM memo about leave (PDF, )
Will there be layoffs, furloughs, or any adjustments to pay? I know it is too early
to know but I am sure it has been discussed.
As you may know, the Montgomery County Council completed their budget deliberations and approved both capital and operating budgets for the College. This means the College will be able to keep tuition flat and provide the agreed upon compensation adjustments for our employees in FY21. In adopting the budget, the Montgomery County Council took note of continued unknowns related to COVID-19 that could impact the county's spending or enrollment at the College, so we are continuing to watch those variables. In fact, the Montgomery County Council expects to revisit some aspects of the county's budget as the impact of this health crisis on public revenues and federal relief funds become known. In addition to sharing our fiscal needs, Dr. Pollard has been communicating with councilmembers about the College's role in our county's recovery from this crisis.
For the most up-to-date information on the College's budgetary issues, please refer back to this page.