Nearly 2,500 furlough notices are being sent out to University of Alaska employees.
According to the Associated Press, the notices are being sent to University of Alaska system staff following Gov. Mike Dunleavy's veto of $130 million.
University system President Jim Johnsen last week said the cut, if it stands, would be devastating.
The veto is on top of a $5 million reduction authorized by lawmakers, and Johnsen says it follows a series of cuts in recent years.
He has called on lawmakers to override the veto, which would require 45 of the Legislature's 60 members.
House Minority Leader Lance Pruitt, in a statement Friday, said if his 15-member caucus decides to revisit any of Dunleavy's cuts, it wants to do so through a separate budget bill rather than an override.