Jefferson Co. Sheriff’s Office avoids county wide furlough

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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.

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