Just by way of clarification, there was some confusion this morning about what the legislative budget subcommittees had done. Its now a bit clearer that its a 4.8% reduction in pay from 2009 levels -- 2.5% for everybody as a reduction in base pay (from 2009 levels) and 6 unpaid furlough days (equivalent to 2.3% of salary), which would not be deducted from retirement compensation for those who take the furlough.
Those not subject to furlough will take a 4.8% reduction in base pay, and the entire 4.8% would be reduced from retirement contributions.
The furlough clearly would apply to classified and professional staff. There is a question as to whether faculty will be able to qualify for the furlough and thus have base pay reduced to only 97.5% of 2009 levels.