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Pasco's non-bargaining employees get reduced furloughs, too



Pasco County teachers and school-related employees aren't the only ones to see their number of proposed furlough days shrink.

Administrators and non-bargaining workers, such as secretaries, also will have fewer mandatory unpaid leaves this year.

The School Board agreed Thursday to cut the furloughs for year-long workers from four to three, and will recalculate the payroll deductions of those employees to reflect the change.

All other employees will face two furlough days instead of the proposed three, as the result of a tentative contract deal reached Thursday evening.

The board was able to reduce the days because its expected increase in health insurance costs was not as high as the $2.5 million budgeted. The amount not spent on insurance will instead offset the amount spent on fewer furlough days.

The actual furlough dates will be set by Sept. 2. They are expected to be in the second semester, because the first semester has so few class days. 

[Last modified: Friday, August 26, 2011 10:06am]


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