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Salt Lake County considers voluntary furloughs

Salt Lake County considers voluntary furloughs



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SALT LAKE CITY -- The Salt Lake County Council is set to vote today on a policy that would allow workers to take up to 30 days off without pay next year as part of voluntary furloughs.

The county has already talked about closing recreational centers on Sundays or perhaps canceling next year's county fair in order to save money.

But the county council is expected Tuesday to approve the voluntary furlough program that would allow employees to take up to 30 days off without pay if they choose to.

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Councilman Jeff Allen tells the Salt Lake Tribune the county could have to resort to mandatory unpaid leave later, if the financial situation doesn't improve. But first council members want to see how much money the county can save with the voluntary program.

Another councilman, Joe Hatch, tells the Tribune no one should assume the proposed policy is a precursor to mandatory furloughs.

The county employs nearly 4,000 people.

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