Pa. County Looks at 4-day Week to Save Employees Gas

June 6, 2008 5:51:09 AM PDT
Centre County is cautiously looking at giving some employees a four-day work week to help them save gas. County Administrator Tim Boyde said before Thursday's commissioners' meeting the idea would cut employees' driving costs. He says if it can be made to work while continuing to provide services it is worth discussing.

Boyde says the schedule changes might go hand-in-hand with changes in office hours. For example he says perhaps a human services agency could offer evening hours on certain days to serve people who can't get there during working hours.

Commissioner Steve Dershem cautions that the idea may not be practical. And the Centre County commissioners have no proposals on the table yet.