Maui News

County Offices to Close Friday for First Furlough Day

July 13, 2010, 5:21 PM HST
* Updated July 15, 11:23 AM
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The County of Maui observes its first government imposed furlough Friday on July 16, 2010.  It is the first of 12 scheduled furlough days in the new fiscal year, which runs from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. Furloughed employees also includes all managerial staff.

One day per month furloughs were proposed by Mayor Charmaine Tavares and approved by the County Council as part of the Fiscal Year 2011 budget.

“Establishing a furlough schedule has been a complex process, and since this type of mandatory furlough program has not been implemented before for County employees, we will be closely monitoring its implementation,” said Mayor Charmaine Tavares. “I appreciate the public’s understanding and cooperation as the furlough schedule takes effect.

CLOSED ON FRIDAY:

All County offices, including:

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– Service Centers and Satellite Offices

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– Payment Windows and Counters

– Administrative Offices

– Permit Offices

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– Senior Centers

– Fire Prevention Bureau

– Maui Police Dept. Records & ID Section

NO CHANGES or CLOSURES:

● Permitted events at County facilities

● Beach parks and comfort stations

● Public parks, playgrounds, tennis courts and comfort stations

● Waiehu Golf Course

● Play and Learn Sessions (PALS)

● Police, firefighters and lifeguard protection

● Online information, renewals and payments

As a reminder, the furlough schedule will result in refuse collection on Molokai and Hana occurring on two schedules. On Molokai, regularly scheduled Friday pickups will be made on Wednesdays during weeks containing a furlough day. In Hana, Friday pickups will be made on Thursdays during weeks containing a furlough day. 

All County landfills will be open on Friday, but closed on Sunday as previously announced. County landfills located on Molokai, Lanai and in Hana are closed on Sundays and Mondays.

The county will not be closing swimming pools on furlough Fridays, but instead will follow a previously announced schedule of one day per week closures, except during weeks containing a holiday, when they will close on the holiday instead.

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