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  • THURSDAY, DEC. 23, 2010

    Furlough day Monday is state workers’ fifth

    Many state offices will be closed Monday as workers for most agencies and departments go on a one-day unpaid furlough, the fifth this year.


  • MONDAY, OCT. 11, 2010, 5:37 A.M.

    Furlough day for many Washington state employees

    While Columbus Day is a holiday for federal workers, Monday is an unpaid furlough day for tens of thousands of Washington state employees at dozens of agencies.


  • FRIDAY, OCT. 8, 2010, 6:33 A.M.

    Washington agencies closing Monday for furloughs

    Monday, Columbus Day, will be an unpaid day off for tens of thousands of Washington state employees at dozens of agencies.


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 30, 2010

    DSHS to cut 380 workers, among other actions

    OLYMPIA – One of the state’s largest agencies will cut 380 employees, give the remaining staff two more days of unpaid leave and reduce the amounts spent on long-term care, …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2010, 5:43 A.M.

    Many Washington agencies closed today

    Thousands of Washington state employees are having an extended Labor Day weekend with an unpaid day off today.


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 3, 2010

    Furloughs on Tuesday will close many offices

    Many state offices will be closed Tuesday as workers for most agencies and departments go on a one-day unpaid furlough, the third this year. Thousands of state workers, from the …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 25, 2010

    Federal infusion will let Idaho schools drop furlough days

    North Idaho education officials are still deciding what to do with their cut of the $51.6 million coming to the state from a federal jobs bill. But they know the …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 6, 2010

    In brief: State workers will be furloughed today

    Many Washington state workers will take today off without pay for the second scheduled furlough day forced by budget problems. The Legislature passed a bill in April requiring many state …


  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 4, 2010, 9:02 A.M.

    State to look at agencies’ overtime pay

    Gov. Chris Gregoire’s budget staffers are looking into rumors that state agencies have undercut the expected $73 million in savings from planned furlough days by paying overtime to replacement workers. …


  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010

    Many state workers on furlough Monday

    OLYMPIA – Thousands of state employees will start another three-day weekend after this Friday, but this one will not include a paid holiday. Many state departments, commissions and boards are …


  • TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010, 11:47 A.M.

    2 Wash. agencies to close for one day on July 6

    Two state agencies will close for one day next week because of state budget cuts. The superintendent of public instruction’s office and the Department of Retirement Systems will both be …


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010

    Washington state furlough law enacted

    OLYMPIA – Thousands of state workers will take 10 days off without pay over the next 14 months under a law signed Tuesday by Gov. Chris Gregoire. The new law …


  • TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2010, 3:26 P.M.

    Gregoire signs furlough bill

    Gov. Chris Gregoire signed into law a bill that will order thousands of state workers to take 10 days off without pay through the middle of 2011.


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 2010, 12:45 P.M.

    UI: Furloughs for 2,600 will save $1.2 million

    The University of Idaho plans to implement furloughs for 2,600 employees during the next four months to save about $1.2 million and help offset shortfalls in state funding for higher …


  • MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010

    Idaho Health and Welfare offices to close

    The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says starting this Friday it will close its offices every other Friday through at least June 11 to save money.


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 2, 2009, 9:08 A.M.

    Some of Idaho’s state employees get raises

    More than 800 state employees were given raises this year. That’s about 3 percent of the 25,000 people on the state payroll system. Another 69 have been laid off, 186 …


  • FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2009, 8:30 A.M.

    State workers shun furloughs

    OLYMPIA — Employees of states from Hawaii to Wisconsin have been asked to take time off without pay. Yet while Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire says state workers are interested in …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19, 2008

    Idaho agencies to require time off

    BOISE – Hundreds of Idaho state employees are being ordered to take time off without pay at the holidays this year to help balance the state budget. Gov. Butch Otter …


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