Utah Institutes Shorter Work Week

Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman has extended state government service hours from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, beginning in August. The "Working 4 Utah" initiative will close state administrative offices on Fridays.

Essential public services will remain open that already run on extended hours and during the weekends.

"As we go forward with this initiative, we will conserve energy, save money, improve our air quality, and enhance customer service." Huntsman said. "We live in a dynamic, ever-changing environment, and it's crucial that we take a serious look at how we can adapt and maintain our state's unparalleled quality of life."

The 'Working 4 Utah' initiative will be critically evaluated following a one-year period to allow for any necessary adjustments in the future. The next month will allow state agencies to carefully plan and prepare for this undertaking.

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