Dear WPI Colleagues,
In addition to moving ahead with these voluntary opportunities, I want to be transparent with you that, as uncomfortable as it is, we must also plan for the possibility of involuntary actions. These actions could include temporary reductions in 403b contributions, furloughs (unpaid time off of varying lengths but with continued benefits), and layoffs. Planning for these possibilities is just beginning, and we are hopeful they will not become necessary. In the coming weeks and months, we will approach every decision thoughtfully, and in ways that align with our values. And I commit to engaging you and keeping you informed just as I have tried to do through every step of this crisis.