Oregon gov’t holiday June 18 to save money

Local offices of the Department of Human Services (DHS) and other state agencies will be closed Friday, June 18 as 26,500 state employees take mandatory, unpaid furloughs on that day.

The closure is a result of budget cuts adopted by the Legislature due to the current recession.. Each day of closure will save an estimated $2 million in personnel costs statewide.

State Web sites offer information on closures. The Oregon Department of Administrative Services has published information about the closures on the state’s Web site (www.oregon.gov). Members of the public can also find out which state offices will remain open on the closure days. The public is encouraged to check individual agencies’ Web sites for additional information. The state has scheduled the following dates as closure days with mandatory unpaid furloughs (all are Fridays):
June 18, 2010
Aug. 20, 2010
Sept. 17, 2010
Nov. 26, 2010
Mar. 18, 2011
May 20, 2011

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