Survey: State workers adjusting to 4-day workweek

Survey: State workers adjusting to 4-day workweek

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A survey of Utah state employees shows more workers are adjusting to the four-day workweek.

Gov. Jon Huntsman launched the change in August to save money on energy costs by shutting down most state offices on Fridays.

In a survey of state workers in November, the Utah Department of Human Resource Management found an increasing number were warming to the compressed workweek.

The survey was sent to about 17,000 employees and about 6,400 responded.

Of those, 77 percent said there were several advantages to the four-day week. That's six percentage points higher than a similar survey conducted in July.

The change is designed as a one-year pilot program.

Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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