Salt Lake City -Utah Governor Jon Huntsman announced this morning the 'Working 4 Utah' initiative, extending state government service hours from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday beginning the first week of August. State administrative offices will be closed on Fridays but essential public services will remain open that already run on extended hours and during the weekends.
"As we go forward with this initiative, we will conserve energy, save money, improve our air quality, and enhance customer service." Governor Huntsman said. "We live in a dynamic, ever-changing environment, and it's crucial that we take a serious look at how we can adapt and maintain our state's unparalleled quality of life."
The 'Working 4 Utah' initiative will be critically evaluated following a one year period to allow for any necessary adjustments in the future. The next month will be a time to allow state agencies to carefully plan and prepare for this monumental and exciting undertaking.
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Watch the announcement (courtesy KUED).
Working 4 Utah Initiative Performance Report
Working 4 Utah Initiative Performance Interim Report