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SACRAMENTO, CA - There's a lot of grumbling among employees around the headquarters for the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
For almost a year, they've had Fridays off as part of a plan to save money for financially strapped California.
But the days off have also created a mess -- a huge backlog of DMV records, drivers licenses and identification cards.
On Dec. 28, workers who handle crash reports, financial responsibility records, drivers licenses and ID cards received a new edict. Under the new order, the DMV said that due to the backlog of work and lack of volunteers for Saturday overtime, "management has no recourse but to implement Self-Directed Furlough Fridays."
The statement added those workers "will be required to work each Friday until advised otherwise."
Workers will now work every Friday, including Furlough Fridays, and accrue furlough time. Officials explained they'll still be docked three days a month, but they will take furlough days at a later date.