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County Public Works goes to four day work week

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

July 28, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - It's part of a scheduling strategy to help save the county and employees with fuel costs.

Starting last week, most employees made the switch, working Monday through Thursday from 7:00AM-5:30PM.

Having off Fridays means one less day for heavy machinery to be operated and a day where employees won't have to commute to work.

The shop and administrative offices will still be open five days a week.

"Everyone's excited about it.  It's been great.  The first week, we kind of see we're able to do a lot more with a longer day with the ‘four-tens' and employees are excited about it," said Asst. Public Works Director Chuck Mathis.  

County Public Works hopes to save at least 10% of fuel costs, or about $30,000 with the new schedule.

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