Friday, June 27, 2008

Utah state workers go to 4-day work week to conserve energy

Starting in August, most Utah state workers will go on a 4-day, 10-hr. per day, work week. Governor Jon Huntsman issued the order yesterday in an effort to conserve energy in state buildings. About 17,000 employees will be affected. Click here for AP story.

The state offices would be closed on Fridays, and most offices would be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays. That allows the public to access services before and after work. Governor Huntsman's staff says they expect a 20% reduction in energy costs. Oklahoma and West Virginia are looking into the feasibility of a 4-day work week as well.

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