The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

January 30, 2009
Furlough details released
The Schwarzenegger administration this afternoon released more implementation details of the furlough plan.

Officials said they are granting agencies flexibility to stay open the first and third Fridays of each month, when the bulk of departments will close.

Here's how to read the chart.

Departments not listed will take furloughs the first and third Fridays of each month.

Employees in the departments marked "monthly" will take their two furlough days each month, but not all on the same day.

Those marked +24 will take their days "sometime over the next 18 months or within two years afterward," according to the administration.

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Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at


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