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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 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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