Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Approximately 80% of Utah's state employees will be moving to a mandatory 4-day work week beginning in August. Governor Huntsman expects the move will "reduce the state's carbon footprint, increase energy efficiency, improve customer service and provide workers more flexibility." He also expects the move to help the state achieve its goal of a 20% reduction in energy usage by 2015. It also creates a better work-life balance which "is especially popular among younger employees and (this) action will make Utah more competitive in luring talent."
We recently commented on the growing popularity of four-day work weeks. Read the full story of Utah's initiative in USA Today.