County to continue four-day work week

It looks like the state won’t be able to determine how much money it’s saving with its four-day workweek until October. The one year pilot program under which state employees work 10 hours a day, four days a week was to expire in August.Lawmakers were told Wednesday it will take another couple of months before utility bills can be analyzed to determine how much money is being saved by closing one day a week. Cache County Executive Lynn Lemon says he expects the county will follow the lead of the state.”If we were to try to go back to a five day work week, which I know a lot of the title companies and realitors have wanted us to do, that we would end up only having motor vehicle four days of the week because of the state,” Lemon said. “We have tried to work out an arrangement where the recorder is there on Fridays for a four hour period of time, but I think at this point in time the real critical office is motor vehicle. That’s where we have the most activity; that’s where we have the longest lines.”Lemon says most employees like the four day work week but he gets mixed reviews from the public.

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