It's official. Furloughs are over.
The Department of Personnel Administration issued pay letters at the close of business on Wednesday instructing the State Controller's Office to eliminate Pay Differential 378. That's the February 2009 instruction that put furloughs in place.
This doesn't mean the governor can't issue another furlough executive order in the event of a "fiscal emergency." Nor does the pay letter have anything to do with a possible minimum wage instruction to the controller if budget talks drag on for long.
But as of this moment state workers are officially back on regular work schedules.