Juvenile agency sets possible furlough days

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Office of Juvenile Affairs is preparing to cut staff, set up furlough days and offer employees voluntary buyout packages as it braces for more budget cuts.

Employees could be furloughed up to 22 days under a plan approved by the Office of Personnel Management.

Agency director Gene Christian says a start date for furlough days has not been set and described the plan as an "insurance policy" in case of further budget cuts.

The office already reduced its budget by 5 percent in August, and additional cuts could be made.

Christian says an additional 5 percent budget cut would mean a reduction in about $6 million for the agency.
Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com

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