Jefferson County may be moving to four-day business week
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Jefferson County is considering moving to a four-day business week, which it believes would provide some cost savings and boost employee morale.
By reducing the work week by one day, the county estimates the facilities cost savings could be anywhere from $200,000 to $375,000 annually. However, County Manager Don Davis said there could be additional savings if employees choose to move to a 32-hour work week or if the change helps retain employees.
The idea comes in the midst of the county’s ongoing budget struggles. After its “de-Brucing” ballot measure failed in November, Jeffco had to cut its 2020 budget by $16.1 million and some $12 million in cuts are expected for 2021. The county says cost savings are tough to measure until the idea is put in place.