State Government Returns to Five-Day Work Week

SALT LAKE CITY – On Tuesday, September 6, Utah State Government will return to a five-day work week. Governor Gary R. Herbert has directed Cabinet officials and agency heads to prioritize customer service during the transition.

Jeff Herring, executive director of the Department of Human Resource Management, said, “The primary role of our employees is to serve the public. Agency employees should, and I believe will, be committed to this primary customer focus, regardless of the hours of operation.”

Attached is a memo from Chief of Staff Derek Miller to agency administrators and public information officers which recognizes the challenge of this transition, while instructing agencies to alert customers, stakeholders and partners regarding agency business hours.

Four 10-hour work days were implemented August 4, 2008, as a pilot initiative.