Okla DHS director to recommend cut in worker hours
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - State Department of Human Services director
Howard Hendrick says he'll recommend employees be furloughed for
four hours per week for 46 weeks.
The plan is outlined in a letter Wednesday to DHS employees. It
would start July 16 and is part of an effort to cut about $30
million because of the state's budget crisis.
It calls for employees to shift to a four-day workweek - with
most working nine hours a day Monday through Thursday and be given
Friday off. Nearly all the agency's 7,800 employees will be
affected. There are limited exceptions for employees who work in
operations that are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.