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City orders additional furloughs for employees

Voluntary separations also part of cost-cutting plan

Post Date:06/05/2020 5:16 PM

Contact:  Tom Hacker, 970-800-1814 cell

Mandatory unpaid leave for most City of Loveland employees is the latest measure the City is taking to reduce expenses as the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects continue to cut into City revenue.

Most employees of the City’s General Fund departments will be required to take six furlough days by Dec. 4, 2020. The City is also providing an incentive-based voluntary separation option to eligible employees, to create an overall cost savings.

Exempt from the furlough requirement are sworn officers of the Loveland Police Department below the rank of Assistant Chief, police dispatchers, employees operating City of Loveland Transit (COLT), and employees engaged in operations not funded by the General Fund.

The City on April 17 announced furloughs and layoffs for 280 employees, nearly all of them in temporary and seasonal positions, and on May 15 ordered furloughs for more than 40 employees in recreation, library and cultural services operations.

Many of those employees are expected to return as the Chilson Recreation Center, Loveland Museum and Loveland Public Library reopen as State and County public health rules allow.

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