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Kansas State University Announces Additional Emergency Furloughs

Kansas State University will implement additional emergency furloughs for eight employees in Information Technology Services beginning June 28. The action is estimated to save more than $100,000.

Since May, the university has furloughed 430 employees due to COVID-19 impacts to university operations saving nearly $2.75 million.

K-State’s Division of Human Capital Services is working with the affected employees on options for federal and state benefits. Information concerning K-State’s emergency and administrative furlough policies can be found at the Human Capital Services website. Furloughed employees may qualify for state unemployment benefits.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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