JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. (KARK/FOX16) – Sheriff’s deputies in Jefferson County will not have to worry about signing up for unemployment.
The department was able to avoid mandatory county-wide furloughs by finding other ways to slash its budget.
This includes transition to a shared work schedule, and finding outside funding for its fleet of cars.
These changes came after the county judge asked all departments to furlough a third of its staff through the end of August.