Berks County considers 4-day week

June 17, 2008 11:22:04 AM PDT
Another Pennsylvania county is considering instituting a four-day work week for its employees. This time it's the Berks County Commissioners.

They are considering a plan designed to save hundreds of county employees some of the money they spend on gasoline to fill up their cars.

The proposal is for a flexible schedule of a four-day work week at 10 hours per day.

County officials say as many as 500 employees would be eligible to participate in the voluntary, six-week program. All 24-hour workers and employees in the county court system would be exempt.

The commissioners will vote on the plan Thursday.

The Centre County commissioners have also floated the idea of a four-day work week, but they have no formal proposal on the table. They say the idea may not be practical.

Information from: WFMZ-TV, http://www.wfmz.com


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