The Buccaneers will shut down their offices during the week of Memorial Day, sending employees home without pay.
The suspenion of pay will only last one week and, if the NFL begins the league year without the loss of any games, the organization has said that it will reimburse its employees for the time they missed.
"The Buccaneers remain hopeful that the 2011 season will be played without interruption; presuming this occurs, the plan will essentially provide the team's entire staff with an extra week of paid vacation," team spokesman Jonathan Grella said. "And more importantly, this plan preserves jobs and does not ask employees to work for less or no pay."
The team is ready to add additional week-long closings if the lockout does not cease, including the week of Labor Day and other winter weeks.