August 7, 2009
In an effort to protect patient safety, the UC medical centers were given the opportunity to develop an alternative plan, which would generate the same level of savings as the employee furlough plan. In lieu of employee furloughs, the medical centers have been allowed to meet the required savings, which is equivalent to the amount of savings the furloughs would have achieved, through the elimination of vacant positions, planned attrition, layoffs, management of overtime pay, program closures, voluntary separation program, reduction in the use of contract and temporary labor, elimination of pay increases – except those required by contract, and salary reductions for senior management.
The alternative plan is designed to meet the goals of the Regent’s action, while allowing our medical centers to maintain the highest standard of patient care possible and continue the essential services upon which our communities rely.
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