Furloughs at Fermilab
Latest Furlough Questions & Answers
Answers to questions (posted on February 20, 2008)
Rumor has it that some Fermilab employees don't have to take furlough time because they are already understaffed. If all employees have to take furlough, how can these workers be exempt?
Only people who are first responders in emergency situations, the Comm Center and the Fire Department, have been exempted for the safety of the laboratory.
Will associates selected for layoff all be notified at the same time?
The current thinking is that people will be notified in a very close timeframe.
I have three questions about the Reduction in Force (RIF) process. 1. Other than severance pay, what is the difference between retiring and being RIFed? What retirement benefits would I lose by being RIFed rather than retiring? 2. Can a person who is RIFed receive unemployment compensation? 3. I understand that a spouse retains her medical insurance if I retire. What about eligible children?
Scheduling Furlough Days
If I take furlough on the week where the following Monday is a paid holiday (say the week before Memorial Day), is that holiday still a paid day off?Furlough is considered excused absence so yes, you would get paid for the holiday the following Monday.
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