Published: 1:56 pm, Tue. Jan. 29th, 2019Updated: 1:55 pm
A New Mexico county has approved switching back to a five-day work week.
Beginning Feb. 24, Eddy County employees will once again be in the office five days a week instead of the four-day work week approved by the Eddy County Board of Commissioners in 2017.
District 5 Commissioner Susan Crockett expressed her support for the four-day week, and District 3 Commissioner Larry Wood said commissioners spent two years talking about a four-day week before deciding on it as a measure that would benefit county employees.
The pair comprised the two dissenting votes in the 3-2 decision, with Commissioners Jon Henry, Ernie Carlson and Steve McCutcheon voting for the switch.
The Eddy County Sheriff’s Office, Detention Center and Public Works Department remained open five days per week, even after the initial switch.