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Sat Nov 26, 2016, 09:19 AM

Black Friday is an unpaid day for many state employees

It’s not the night before Christmas, but not a creature will be stirring in many state offices Friday. Employees can give thanks to budget cuts.

The departments of Commerce and Law, the governor’s office, state health lab, DMV offices, Permanent Fund Dividend offices, State Council on the Arts, DNR offices and Child Support Services Division will all be closed.

Each employee will be given the day off — without pay. They’re furloughed due to budget cuts negotiated with the state’s largest public employee unions.

“Some folks probably are not happy. Others ... it may be a day they don’t mind taking,” said Jim Duncan, executive director of the Alaska State Employees Association.

Read more: http://juneauempire.com/state/2016-11-23/black-friday-unpaid-day-many-state-employees

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