June 13, 2008
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Rising gas prices have some South Carolina
governments offering four-day work weeks to some of their staff.
The South Carolina Department of Transportation rolled out a
pilot program this week that offers a shorter work week this summer
in exchange for longer work days. The program starts Monday.
State Transportation Department worker Latasha Compton was one
of the first to sign up. Her husband is preparing for a second
deployment and she says she'll spend the extra time off with him.
The South Carolina Association of Counties says at least five
counties currently offer four-day work weeks to some employees
mostly in road and maintenance departments.
The notion of a four-day work week is picking up speed
nationwide. States agencies in Florida, Kentucky and Oklahoma
already offer shorter work weeks.
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