A Response to Requests: What Can You Do To Help?
Following President McInnis's
August 12th budget message and the related
Campus Conversations, which have detailed the enormous budget challenges we face, we have been heartened
by the generous response that is characteristic of the Stony Brook community.
Participants said that the clear presentation helped them better understand our fiscal
position and some asked how they could help. In response to those requests we have
provided some ways in which those who choose to do so can participate in the effort
to achieve financial sustainability while temporarily adjusting their work obligation.
Voluntary Reduction in Work Schedule (VRWS) is a long-standing New York State program which can provide one way in which Management/Confidential,
UUP, CSEA, and PEF affiliated employees can help, but we have included other
Voluntary Reduction in Effort options as well. All reflect ways in which we can work together to help our University.
VRWS option is selected, preferred work schedule adjustments should be identified in the
VR credits used before the program concludes will ensure the contribution that you
Please note that all options are strictly voluntary and participation is subject to
departmental approval based upon operational need.