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Orem shifts schedules for some city workers

Orem shifts schedules for some city workers



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OREM, Utah (AP) -- Work schedules are shifting for some city workers in Orem. The City Council has approved a new schedule allowing some employees to work 80 hours in nine days, with every other Friday off.

The schedule, which includes longer office hours, is designed to reduce commuting costs for workers. Most city offices will be open 49 hours per week instead of the current 45.

City Manager Jim Reams says the new schedule will affect 100 to 150 of the city's 430 employees. Schedules won't change for those in public works, public safety, the fitness center or the library.

The change takes effect Nov. 2.

In August, most Utah state offices went to a four-day work week and started shutting down on Fridays to save on energy costs.

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Information from: The Daily Herald

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) APTV-10-02-08 1119MDT

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