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Posted on: May 7, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Jefferson County Moving to Four-Day Business Week


Starting the week of June 1, Jefferson County will transition to a four-day business week that will see many offices closed to the public on Fridays. The first closure day will be Friday, June 5. Most employees will work four 10-hour days instead of five 8-hour days. Both the Board of County Commissioners and the elected and appointed officials were briefed and supported the four-day business week. 

As a result of the transition to the four-day business week, some county offices and departments may be changing their hours during the days they are open. Please check the website for Departments, Divisions and Elected Offices to verify hours before visiting. Additionally, many offices have services that may be conducted online at your convenience. See a list of those on the Online Services web page.

“In these challenging times, we are looking at operations across all county departments for cost savings, greater efficiencies and reductions to achieve a balanced budget in 2021,” said County Manager Don Davis. “We believe there will be a decrease in costs along with an increase in productivity through a four-day business week and are optimistic this change will yield positive results.”

Not All County Offices Will be Impacted

Not all county offices will be impacted by the switch to a four-day business week: 

  • Sheriff’s Office – there will be no change to how law enforcement activities are conducted.
  • Courts and those employees associated with the courts:
    • The courts side of the Administration and Courts Facility, run by the First Judicial District, will continue to operate as usual. For details on hours or operations, see the First Judicial District Branch website.
    • The District Attorney’s Office will retain its normal five-day business week operations.
  • The Jefferson County Public Library system will continue its normal hours of operations. For details, see the Jefferson County Public Library website.
  • Coroner’s Office – To contact the coroner, please see the Coroner’s Office website.

Currently, all Jefferson County offices are closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All offices are expected to reopen to the public on June 1. When entering any Jefferson County building, you must follow all social distancing directions and are encouraged to wear a face covering to adhere to the “Safer-at-Home” public order. If you are not comfortable coming into our offices, there are many services you can conduct online at your convenience. See a list of those on the Online Services web page.

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