Shutdown could mean 26 furloughs at Ark. State

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State University says it has informed 11 full-time staff members and 15 graduate assistants that they will be furloughed effective Wednesday if the partial federal government shutdown does not end.

The university said Monday that four other full-time employees will see salary reductions because they're partly paid with federal funding, but those four workers won't be furloughed.

The employees that will be furloughed will work and be paid through Tuesday. However, once they're furloughed, they will not be allowed to volunteer to work.

The university says the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health, Arkansas Manufacturing Solutions, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Endowment for the Arts provide grants that normally support the positions that could be furloughed.

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