Monday, December 7, 2009

New employee furlough plan changes one day

In the wake of  input and criticism from state employee union members, the Gov. Bill Richardson administration has decided to change one of the dates for planned furloughs.

Under the new plan offered by Gov. Bill Richardson, employees wouldn’t be off Dec. 31, but rather March 5, spreading out the pain of unpaid time off.

The plan still would include other furlough dates before or after holidays late this year and early next year.

The original plan called for employees to stay home Dec. 24, Dec. 31, Jan. 15, April 2 and May 28, all around holidays.

Under the new plan, employees would stay home and government offices would be closed on Dec. 24, Jan. 15, March 5, April 2 and May 28.

More details here.

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