JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson leaders are implementing some policy changes to the furlough plan.
The change would protect employees from the Early Childhood Development Center.
Right now, those employees are asked to work one day out of the month without pay and they are able to get a day off later.
Because of federal regulations, though, that won’t work.
“These workers are required to work on that furlough and have to take a day off at a later time,” said Brenda Scott with the Mississippi Alliance of State Employees.
“They still need to provide service to the community they serve, we will now move them to essential status,” said Mayor Tony Yarber of the City of Jackson.
This is a policy change so there are a few more steps from here.
The employees should get documentation outlining the update within the coming weeks.