City offices, City courts, and the Municipal Garage will be closed on Monday, October 11th as one of five scheduled unpaid holidays taken by City of St. Louis employees. Under the mandatory furlough plan, all City managers will take 10 unpaid vacation days and general employees will take 5 unpaid holidays. (City furloughs do not apply to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department or the Fire Department.)
As a result of the furlough plan, the City is saving $3 million and will be able to retain 53 jobs. The City is making cuts in large part because of rising pension costs and the poor national economy.
Employees who are scheduled to work 24-hour operations, on Family Medical Leave, or who otherwise cannot be furloughed on the designated days will schedule the furlough at an alternate time before the end of the fiscal year.