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Hagerstown City Hall to close Friday as part of work-stop days

August 03, 2010|By KATE S. ALEXANDER

City Hall will close Friday for the first of three city work-stop days.

All full-time employees in the City of Hagerstown will take 10 unpaid days off this fiscal year, said city Human Resources Director Donna Frazier.

Of the 10 unpaid work days, she said that for most employees, three will be work-stop days and seven will be furlough days.

Hagerstown City Hall work-stop days have been scheduled for Aug. 6, Oct. 11 and Jan. 3, 2011, this fiscal year, she said.

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The administrative offices for the parks and recreation and public works departments will also close on those days, Frazier said.

Essential city services will remain open, however, she said.

Those services include police, fire and utilities, she said.

Essential service employees will still take 10 unpaid days, according to city documents.

The council approved in June contracts with the city's police, fire, general labor and electrical workers that included a provision to take 10 unpaid furlough and/or work-stop days.

Frazier said furlough days will be scheduled individually for employees, she said.

Imposing 10 unpaid days on full-time city employees should save the city an estimated $720,000, The Herald-Mail has reported.

All city departments will reopen Aug. 9.

Editor's note: This story was edited Aug. 3 to correct the date of the second work-stop day.

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