In February 2018, the university adopted a proactive policy for Furlough Leave. Conditions, such as significant operating budget deficits or natural disasters, may arise which necessitate the use of voluntary or mandatory furloughs leaves. The new furlough leave policy along with the furlough leave FAQs, detail the guidelines to be followed in instances of mandatory and/or voluntary furlough leave. The furlough leave policy is applicable to non-bargaining unit faculty and all non-bargaining unit staff. Those faculty and staff members covered by a collective agreement will follow the provisions detailed in their respective agreements in instances where furlough leaves have been enacted.