The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

August 18, 2010
Schwarzenegger administration issues furlough memo

7:11 p.m. editor's note: An earlier version of this post contained contact information that has since been removed.

The Department of Personnel Administration has just issued this furlough policy memo:

From: Elaine Smith On Behalf Of Debbie Endsley
Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 3:57 PM
To: LIST-AgencySec-Cabinet; LIST-UnderSecretaries; LIST-ConstitutionalOfficers; LIST-Directors
Subject: Furlough Update

In light of today's California Supreme Court ruling, furloughs will continue.

For all State agencies and departments subject to the furlough and closure, furloughs will continue as planned Friday the 20th and 27th. One additional floating furlough will be self-directed and must be used within the August pay period.

For departments that are not closed, all necessary steps must be made to ensure that employees take their three furlough days off within the pay period.

The provisions of the new furlough program outlined in PML 2010-015 still apply.

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