Mayor John Hickenlooper announced today the dates next year for five scheduled furlough days. Each furlough day will save the City approximately $1 million.
“One recurring cost-saving suggestion we heard regularly from throughout the City during the recent budget cycle was furlough days are preferred over pay cuts or further reductions in the size of our workforce,” Mayor Hickenlooper said in a letter to City employees today. “That is why we scheduled more furlough days in 2010 in lieu of making additional employee cuts that would have impacted the services we deliver to citizens.”
The City is committed to reducing the number of furlough days actually taken next year if its financial condition improves. Until then, here are the scheduled 2010 furlough days:
· Friday, April 2. This is a Denver Public Schools holiday and a state furlough day. Also, April is a three-paycheck month.
· Friday, May 28. This is the Friday before Memorial Day, a Denver Public Schools holiday and a state furlough day.
· Friday, Sept. 3. This is the Friday before Labor Day.
· Friday, Oct. 15. This is a Denver Public Schools early-release day. Also, October is a three-paycheck month.
· Friday, Nov. 26. This is the Friday after Thanksgiving Day and is a Denver Public Schools holiday.
Communications Director Eric Brown or
Deputy Comm. Dir. Sabrina D’Agosta