The AVP of Human Resources shares some additional information related to furlough measures and a few permanent layoffs this fall.

Dear Oxy Faculty and Staff,

Following up from the Monday’s staff/faculty meeting with President Elam, we have posted FAQs and additional information to assist employees with questions related to the upcoming furloughs.

In addition to the 129 employees who are experiencing furloughs this fall (either partially or fully), there are also 37 vacancies which are remaining unfilled at this time. As President Elam said in his August 3 financial update, while we have sought to preserve as many jobs as we can throughout the pandemic budget process, a small number of permanent layoffs have also been under consideration. Ultimately, we have found it necessary to take that difficult step.  Therefore, I wanted to inform you that there are four positions that are being eliminated, three in the Planning, Design & Construction department in Facilities Management and one in Donor Engagement & Events in Institutional Advancement.

If you have any questions, please contact me at or Jacie Feigelman at


Randy Glazer
AVP, Human Resources