Oklahoma Department of Corrections furloughs

Wednesday, March 26th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Giving the Corrections Department $9-million from the Rainy Day Fund may reduce the employee furloughs from 23 days to six.

The Senate approved a plan to give the cash-strapped department money to avoid worker furloughs. Furloughs could cut the monthly pay of corrections employees in half over the next three months.

The House is now considering the plan.

Under the new plan the department will order one furlough day for April, 2 for May and 3 for June.

The new plan will limit cuts in employee pay checks. At the most an employee would see a 14.3% cut while furloughed.

The furloughs will save the Corrections Department about $3.9-million over the next three months.