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El Paso County Elected Leaders Volunteer Furlough Days

POSTED: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 5:44pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 6:55pm

El Paso County has posted a list of which elected officials have volunteered to give up two paid holidays, April 1st and the 4th of July.
County employees are already mandated to furlough both holidays.
Elected officials are immune to mandatory furloughs.
On Monday, commissioners approved a measure that allowed elected officials to voluntarily furlough both days.

To see the list click the following link:

http://www.co.el-paso.tx.us/documents/furloughList.pdf

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Instead of furloughs, why not make all employees and elected officials pay for their family insurance coverage. I am sure this will save mega dollars. School teachers and employees have to pay for family coverage - and I don't know of any companies that pay for the employee's family coverage. They offer it to the employees but employees have to pay for it if they want it. I would be interested to find out what the cost of this coverage is - city and county employees and elected officials.

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