The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

January 5, 2009
Cal-EPA set to close on first and third Fridays

A reliable source at Cal-EPA tells us that the agency will close on the first and third Fridays of each month to comply with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's furlough order (assuming that the courts or PERB don't block it).

As we reported last week, some departments have concluded that shutting down their operations two days per month makes more sense than trying to jigger thousands of employee schedules to keep their departments running business as usual.

Cal-EPA officials decided on the first and third Fridays because those days line up with holidays such as Labor Day to give employees four-day weekends.

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