Alameda County Superior Court announces staff furlough

Alameda County Superior Court Courthouse
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Because of revisions to the state budget, the Alameda County Superior Court will furlough each of its staff members once a month through the end of the year.

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The Alameda County Superior Court announced Wednesday that it will implement staff furloughs to address 2020-21 budget restrictions.

According to a press release, the court is likely to take a budget cut of more than $6 million, based on the state’s budget act. After the May revision, a hiring freeze was implemented to control costs for the coming fiscal year. In addition to this, the court will now furlough each staff member one day per month, starting July 17 and continuing through December.

The furloughs will occur on two different Fridays each month, with half of the staff furloughed on one Friday and the remaining half on the other. The announcement also notes an expected service reduction on those days, including increased response times and lower hearing capacities.

The court will assess if the furloughs will need to be extended as the year continues.

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