Budget Crunch Forces State Employee Furloughs

As The Denver Post reports:

Most state employees who make more than $50,000 annually will be taking up to four furlough days before the end of the fiscal year, the governor’s office announced Tuesday.

The number of furlough days will be dependent on an employee’s salary. Some employees will be exempt, but those taking the days include the governor and lieutenant governor. Employees who are exempt include those working necessary services during the pandemic as well as those in public safety.

The State of Colorado’s fiscal year resets on July 1.

Furlough days are calculated based on an employee’s annual salary. Here’s how that works, according to a press release from the governor’s office:

Colorado State Employee furlough days


2 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. DavidThi808DavidThi808 says:

    So is Jared not paid for those days and still governor? Or does Dianne become the governor for the 4 days he's on furlough?

    • DENependent says:

      If it is like Denver, you’re officially not supposed to work that day and only supposed to work 32 hours that week even if you’re officially on salary. No overtime even if you’re the type of person who usually works a 55 hour week in a job that should theoretically only average 40 hours a week. But you can go back to being a workaholic the next pay period. But you’re still you and things just get shuffled to when you are back on the job just like you were sent on vacation.

      Of course the city is also just closing up shop completely on certain days for everyone except essential employees.

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