The U.S. Postal Service has suggested cutting one day of mail delivery a week. Now California is about to shut state offices every other Friday. In Utah, the nation’s biggest experiment in shrinking the government workweek already is under way – with encouraging results.
Surprisingly, the pluses aren’t exactly what Utah envisioned in August when Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. started shutting down a third of state offices on Fridays — including driver’s licenses bureaus — and ordered 17,000 of 24,000 executive-branch employees to work their full 40 hours over four days instead of five.
– Utah Tops 2008 Digital States Survey
Source: Steve Towns, Government Technology, October 1, 2008
– Four-day workweek creates new volunteers in Utah
Source: Associated Press, July 10, 2009