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Testing email forward cuz this one is interesting.

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: <seacs@tulsacc.edu>
Date: Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 4:41 PM
Subject: Fw: Letter to employees
To: LBrewer@tulsacc.edu

Sending for Leanne Brewer, Director of Academic and Campus Services

            Tom
            McKeon/OfficeOfPr
            esident/tcc                                                To
                                      Metro_Campus, Northeast_Campus,
            10/20/2009 04:27          Southeast_Campus, West_Campus,
            PM                        Conference_Center
                                                                       cc

                                                                  Subject
                                      Letter to employees

Dear Colleagues:

In anticipation of  declining state revenues, TCC has been taking several
proactive steps
to preserve its level of service to the community and reduce expenditures.
These include
reductions in travel and equipment budgets for the current fiscal year,
reducing service contracts, and
implementing a recommendation that caps the College paid health insurance
premium for employees.

During the first three months of the current fiscal year, we have received
reductions in our state funding
of 5% per month.  Recent reports by the  State Treasurer and legislative
leadership indicate a very
high likelihood that these monthly cuts will continue throughout the fiscal
year. Due to the current budget situation
and the future financial uncertainty in Oklahoma, the College  continues to
explore a variety of cost saving
measures, while striving to maintain student access to quality instruction
and services.

I have made the decision that for this summer (May 10th through August 2nd)
the College will be closed on
Fridays and full-time employees will work 10 hours a day Monday through
Thursday.  This decision was
made after reviewing past measures taken during similar economic challenges
and after consulting with the
Cabinet, campuses and individuals in Academic Affairs, Student Services and
Continuing Education.
This action is for this fiscal year and will enable the College to reduce
utility consumption while having a
minimal impact on classes and services.

In addition,  to reduce utility expenses during Spring Break when students
are not on campus, the college will be
closed  March 17, 18 and 19.  Full-time employees will be given a temporary
paid leave of absence for these
three days. It is my hope that these changes in our operation schedule
will be short lived and we will be able to
return to a normal schedule as soon as the state's financial situation
improves.

In the near future, HR News will be providing more specific information on
these temporary changes.
I appreciate your understanding and flexibility during these difficult
times.

Best regards,

Tom

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