You may have reached this page due to new security upgrades that have been implemented regarding multiple user logins. For security reasons, only one user is able to be signed in to an account per session. If multiple users at a single site need online access, please contact email@example.com for firm access reduced pricing. If, however, you believe your login information has been compromised, please call customer service at 1-800-451-9998 to determine how to reset your password. Already a paid subscriber but not registered for online access yet? For instructions on how to get premium web access, click here.
Some government workers take short workweek: But city, county officials say option doesn’t suit all employees
By Greg Lacour Charlotte and Mecklenburg County governments, like a growing number of local governments around the country, offer flexible work schedules — such as four-day workweeks — to their employees. And like most local governments that offer them, city and county officials have found that the benefits to departments, employees and residents are genuine but limited. In 2008, Mecklenburg County studied the possibility of switching all employees to a four-day, 10-hour-per-day work schedule. The idea, floated by County Commissioner Dan Ramirez, was a response to the skyrocketing cost of gasoline, near $4 a gallon in mid-2008; a four-day workweek would mean one less day of driving for county employees, allowing them to save money and help reduce air pollution. Also, one less day of work would help compensate for frozen salaries and hiring in a time of recession.