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Winona County to consider four-day work week

Associated Press

WINONA — Winona County leaders are renewing discussions about shortening the work week for some county employees to four days, although the Legislature would need to approve it.

The county board decided last week to study the concept in greater detail after a survey of county employees showed 74 percent favored a more flexible schedule.

Officials figure it would save the county about $20,000 a year in energy costs.

Board chairwoman Marcia Ward says changing the schedule would have other benefits. For example, offices on a 10-hour workday would be accessible to residents during more evening hours.

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However, there’s a state law requiring that county offices be open Monday through Friday.

The county commissioners are scheduled to consider the proposal this week.

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