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Maine’s Capital Furloughing Some City Government Employees

May 19, 2020

The capital of Maine will furlough some of its employees to cut costs amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

According to WMTW, Augusta City Hall, the city landfill, the Public Works Department, and the city’s administrative offices closed on Monday, May 18 and did not offer their employees pay, to save money. 

It marked the first of two scheduled furlough days for the city. The next one is planned for June 22. Overall, the city expects the move will save about $69,000 in payroll costs. 

The move does not affect public safety and dispatch employees. However, the furloughs do include the city manager as well as the police and fire chiefs.

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