Saturday, July 2, 2011
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Gwinnett Daily Post
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LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett Police's DUI task force will be out as usual on the Fourth of July, but much of the rest of the government will be off on a furlough day.
Earlier this year, officials approved four furlough days for county workers -- which happened to coincide with days the offices at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center and other government buildings would be closed.
While holiday pay was taken away, public safety workers were not subject to the furlough.
"It's just administrative personnel, like yours truly," Gwinnett Police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said of the impact on law enforcement. "The DUI task force will be working all weekend."
Trash will also be picked up Monday, although the county call center will be closed.
Independence Day is the first of the four scheduled furlough days, which are expected to save $2.8 million for the government. Additional days off are Sept. 5 (Labor Day), Nov. 25 (the day after Thanksgiving) and Dec. 23 (the Friday before Christmas).