In ordering most state workers to take three furlough days a month beginning July 10, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger also reinstituted a plan for closing down most state offices on Fridays.
Administration officials said their reasons were twofold: It would be logistically difficult to manage self-directed furloughs three days a month, and closing offices would also save on building operation costs.
The order says the state Department of Personnel will direct state offices to close the first, second and third Friday of every month through June 2010.
For a list of offices that will remain open click here.