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Wayne County goes to four-day work week

Posted July 8, 2008 4:48 p.m. EDT

— Wayne County is moving to a four-day workweek for many of its departments and facilities, the county announced Tuesday.

The change is a result of rising fuel costs. The first phase begins Aug. 4, and officials hope it will save up to 15 percent of utility costs while continuing to provide the same level of customer service.

Not all departments and buildings are effected. The Wayne County Courthouse, sheriff's office county administration building and animal control will continue to operate five days a week.

Those departments closed on Friday include the human resources department and social services. (See a complete list.)

The county said it hopes to implement a second phase of its utiltiy savings plan later this year.