County leaders vote on 4-day week

July 3, 2008 11:28:40 AM PDT
Officials in one local county will voted on a four-day work week for its employees.

This time it's the Berks County Commissioners.

The plan starts a flexible schedule of a four-day work week at 10 hours per day. Commissioners say it could save hundreds of county employees money on gas to get to work 5 days a week.

Up to 500 workers would be eligible to participate in the voluntary program. All 24-hour and emergency workers and employees in the county court system would be exempt.

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.

Some information from: WFMZ-TV,