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How will it affect my loan forgiveness if an employee refuses a rehire, refuses a restoration of reduced hours, is fired, resigns, or requests a schedule reduction?

FTE reductions will not reduce a Borrower’s loan forgiveness in the case of:
  • (1) any positions for which the Borrower made a good-faith, written offer to rehire an individual who was an employee on February 15, 2020 and the Borrower was unable to hire similarly qualified employees for unfilled positions on or before December 31, 2020;
  • (2) any positions for which the Borrower made a good-faith, written offer to restore any reduction in hours, at the same salary or wages, during the Covered Period or the Alternative Covered Period and the employee rejected the offer, and
  • (3) any employees who during the Covered Period or the Alternative Payroll Covered Period (a) were fired for cause, (b) voluntarily resigned, or (c) voluntarily requested and received a reduction of their hours.