(James Hennerty, CSEA Deputy Director of Contract Administration, May 4, 2010)
Governor Patterson today announced that he will attempt to furlough State Executive Branch employees one day a week, beginning May 17, until a budget is enacted. Although he did not say this today, last week his intention was that furloughs would not apply to employees of the UCS. We continue to monitor the situation.
The Governor also announced his proposal for an early retirement incentive. CSEA is reviewing it. The Legislature would have to pass this bill for it to take effect. Stay tuned for further developments.