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Jefferson County offices find furlough alternatives


Monday was the deadline for officials to submit alternative plans


By Dale Ellis
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Four Jefferson County offices got the nod Monday to implement alternative financial plans without forcing employee furloughs.

Three -- the offices of Sheriff Lafayette Woods Jr., Circuit Clerk Lafayette Woods Sr. and Circuit Judge Earnest Brown -- submitted alternative plans to participate in the state's Shared Work Unemployment Compensation Program, which allows employers to cut workers' hours by at least 10% and have the difference in their pay made up by unemployment compensation. READ MORE.

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