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County Office Closure Options - (Budget-Driven)

County Budget-Driven Office Closure Options

Scenario

County Commissioners close county buildings/office one day a week as a budget saving measure for the county and the OSU Extension office is located in a county owned facility. These options are entirely budget-driven.

Option 1

Assumptions

  • County Extension office has budget to support a fully staffed office.

Rationale/Outcomes

  • Does not decrease OSU Extension’s presence and work being done within the county. Support staff will be there to answer phones, etc.

  • Falls within OSU and OSU Extension and FLSA( http://www.dol.gov/whd/flsa/) and guidelines.

  • Keeps employee morale intact.

Option 2

Assumptions

  • County Commissioners will not permit OSU Extension to enter the building AND/OR

  • County Extension budget has been reduced by County Commissioners

Rationale/Outcomes

  • May decrease OSU Extension’s presence and work being done within the county since no one will be in the office to answer phones on the day the office is closed. Work with your Regional Director and Extension Human Resources to determine appropriate actions.

  • Falls within OSU and OSU Extension and FLSA (http://www.dol.gov/esa/whd/flsa/) policies and guidelines.

  • Employee morale will be affected.

Support Documents

Guidelines for County Budget Shortfalls (doc)

Approved Administrative Cabinet January 8, 2009

Updated 3/2013