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Pierce County auditor to close six days this year for furloughs

Post by David Wickert on Jan. 11, 2010 at 1:51 pm with 1 Comment »
January 11, 2010 1:51 pm

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office is the latest department to announce closures because of employee furloughs.

The office will close for six days this year because of budget cuts. Other departments – including the planning department and District Court – undertook employee furloughs last year.

Here’s the announcement on the auditor furloughs:

Due to sharp and sustained drops in revenue, Pierce County has cut its budget.

The Auditor’s Office will close for six business days in 2010, and send staff home without pay. This practice is often referred to as “furlough.”

The Auditor’s Office operates in two different locations. Each location will furlough for six days. However, the days will differ by location.


Recording and Licensing – Pierce County Annex
2401 S. 35th St., Tacoma, Washington 98409
The Annex closures align with banking and business holidays, as well as historically lower customer volume.
– Feb. 12
– April 16
– June 14
– Aug. 16
– Oct. 11
– Dec. 23

Elections Center
2501 S. 35th St., Suite C, Tacoma, Washington 98409
The Election Center closures are scheduled around the various election activities.
– Feb. 12
– April 16
– June 18
– July 2
– Nov. 24
– Dec. 23

CONTACT: Mary Schmidtke, fiscal services manager, at 253-798-2583; or Carol Mockridge, communications specialist, at 253-798-6228.

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  1. crusader says:

    How about 12 days? That would at least approach a 5% reduction.

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