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Abercrombie authorizes state's directors to decide release of employees due to Flossie

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:58 a.m. HST, Jul 30, 2013

Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced this afternoon that all department directors have been delegated the authority to determine whether to release employees from work due to the effects of Tropical Storm Flossie.

In a news release, Abercrombie said, “Given the uncertainty about the effects of the storm and the diverse nature of departmental operations at each location, our directors are in the best position to make this decision.” He added, “Each department will assess then determine the employees who can be released and, if so, when the release is appropriate.”

The administration anticipates the release of some employees in Maui and Hawaii Counties today and/or tomorrow, to the extent the storm progresses as currently anticipated. Directors may determine whether employees on Oahu and/or Kauai should be released tomorrow and/or later in the week.

The following categories of employees are unlikely to be released from work, barring unforeseen circumstances: Departmental Disaster/Emergency coordinators, disaster response workers, and employees whose work involves continuing operations/services, such as hospital workers, correctional workers.

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loquaciousone wrote:
Good to have a leader willing to make the hard decisions.
on July 29,2013 | 02:01PM
ezridah wrote:
it rolls downhill
on July 29,2013 | 02:24PM
Wonderful_World wrote:
Go home or stay at work??? Such difficult choices that need to be made.
on July 29,2013 | 02:28PM
64hoo wrote:
do they get paid the whole day for a half day work and stay home tomorrow or do they work. tax dollars at work
on July 29,2013 | 05:21PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
Geez, stop hating. County workers were given 1.5 hours admin leave out of 8 hours. That's 18.75% of their workday, not 50% as you insinuated. Stop exaggerating! And no, no one stayed home on admin leave today.
on July 30,2013 | 01:58PM
hanabatadayz wrote:
no one even really talked about the storm in our department..they didn't even tell us to keep the gas tanks full or anything..none of the bosses were concerned..just another day in hawaii nei
on July 29,2013 | 05:31PM
residenttaxpayer wrote:
Coz the governor didn't tell them to tell you......
on July 29,2013 | 09:53PM
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