COVID-19 Manager Resources

Temporary Furlough and Temporary Reduced Hours

Temporary furloughs and temporarily reduced hours are voluntary, and requests must be made between April 27, 2020 and May 15, 2020. Approved voluntary furloughs and reduced hours can start as early as May 1 but no later than May 30, 2020.

The temporary furlough request and approval process will be managed by department/unit leadership. Leaders should work directly with their staff to determine eligibility and how workloads will be handled while the employee is away.

Enrollment process

The enrollment process for Michigan Medicine faculty and staff who will be participating in temporary furlough or temporary reduced hours is:

  • Employee completes the temporary furlough request form and submit it to their manager.
  • Department leadership will review all requests and determine approval/ denial based on department need during the duration of the furlough period. Remember, all furlough timeframes can begin anytime but no later than May 30, 2020, and can range from 60 – 120 days.
  • Department leaders will issue approval letters (temporary furlough/ temporary reduction in hours) to employees participating in temporary furloughs and temporary reduced hours. The approval letter will include: start date and information about how to apply for unemployment.
  • Department leaders, or designee, will initiate the furlough process by creating a request in the JIRA case management system. See instructions on how to properly submit a request.