Back On: Mandatory Three-Day Weekends for Most California State Employees
Hey remember Furlough Fridays that expired June 30th? They're back indefinitely or at least until the state gets its business in order and comes up with a budget. Our expert team of hamsters has determined that date to be either later this year or when hell freezes over, they are unsure at this time but will happily update you when more data becomes available.
This round of state-mandated vacation days, unlike the last run, excludes a few California state offices. The Board of Equalization and the Franchise Tax Board, the Employment Development Department, State Compensation Insurance Fund, the California Housing Finance Authority and the California Earthquake Authority will all be working Friday because, well, the FTB really needs to collect all the cash it can and someone's got to man the phones at the EDD to process all those new unemployment claims.
We wish California state legislators all the luck in the world in getting that budget nice and tight before Controller John Chiang starts cutting IOUs.