Cache County weighing whether or not to go back to 5 day work week

Cache County followed the lead of the state when it moved from a five day work week to a four day week. Now that the Utah state legislature has decided that, starting in September, state workers should go back to a five day week will the county do the same? The question came up at last Tuesday’s meeting of the Cache County Council and it was clear there is no consensus on the issue. Councilmember Craig Buttars wants to go back to the five-day week because he says there are a lot of businesses who rely on the services in county offices. “A lot of times they have things they need to have done on Friday and can’t get in to get those things done,” Buttars said. “Also, not only our businesses but also our communities, our cities, they deal also with the county government and so it’s more of a service to our citizens if we are available all five days.” Councilmember Kathy Robison says she favors the four day week, and believes the public accepts the schedule. County Executive Lynn Lemon says before a decision is made each department will survey its workers to see which schedule they prefer.

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