State Government Returns to Five-Day Work Week


On Tuesday, September 6, Utah State Government will return to a five-day work week. Governor Gary R. Herbert has directed Cabinet officials and agency heads to prioritize customer service during the transition.

Jeff Herring, executive director of the Department of Human Resource Management, said, “The primary role of our employees is to serve the public. Agency employees should, and I believe will, be committed to this primary customer focus, regardless of the hours of operation.”

A memo from Chief of Staff Derek Miller to agency administrators and public information officers recognizes the challenge of this transition, while instructing agencies to alert customers, stakeholders and partners regarding agency business hours.

Four 10-hour work days were implemented August 4, 2008, as a pilot initiative.

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