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County Furloughs slated for holiday season

The Union staff

The majority of Nevada County offices will close Dec. 24 and remain closed through Jan. 1 in observance of the December holidays and previously announced furlough days, according to a news release.

The furlough days are non-compensated and were negotiated with county labor unions as a way to save money during a time of significant revenue decline, said Nevada County CEO Rick Haffey.

"The county worked hard to keep the number of days to a minimum," Haffey said.

Each of the furlough days saves approximately $135,000, for an overall savings of $675,000 for the year.

Closures will not impact access to public-safety and other 24-hour operations, the release states.

The following departments will be open during designated furlough days: departments of district attorney, sheriff, probation, public works, register of voters, clerk-recorder and public defender.

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The county encourages the community to plan ahead for needed services and to visit http://www.mynevadacounty.com for additional information on county departments, Haffey said.

"We apologize for any inconvenience the closures might cause to citizens who rely on county services," Haffey said in the release.

— The Union staff

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