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The trial period for the new hours will take place from January 3rd, 2023 to May 12th, 2023. After that, the County and the Board of County Commissioners will reconvene to discuss if this will be a permanent change that the County will adopt moving forward.
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The County and all county buildings (except the Health and Wellness Center) will now be open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m Monday through Thursday. This gives residents an extra hour a day to visit county buildings and get the services they need. Residents can also always visit Clear Creek County’s website for an array of services offered online.
Research shows productivity and employee morale increased in workplaces that switched to a four-day work week. Many other local governments such as Jefferson County, Boulder County, the City of Westminster, etc. have also made the switch, along with Clear Creek School District RE-1 this year. In addition, like many, Clear Creek County is working to be more appealing in the market for job seekers. It is the hope that the schedule shift, and most recently, the increase in pay (approved during the Sept. 13th, 2022 BoCC Meeting), will draw more people to the County–all while still meeting the needs of residents.
The list of offices and departments that plan to begin the pilot on Jan. 3rd include:
Not all County offices will be impacted by the switch to a four-day business week. The Sheriff's Office, Emergency Medical Services, Public Works, Transit, and Public Health will continue to operate as usual.
A 4-day workweek survey was distributed to employees in July with 86% in favor of the change in service hours. The survey also identified 89% of workers believe it to be a benefit they desire and would enjoy and the overwhelming majority opted for Fridays off.
Many services can be found online on www.clearcreekcounty.us. In addition, many Secretary of State services through the State of Colorado can be found on their website: https://www.sos.state.co.us.