"As we go forward with this initiative, we will conserve energy, save money, improve our air quality, and enhance customer service." Governor Huntsman said. "We live in a dynamic, ever-changing environment, and it's crucial that we take a serious look at how we can adapt and maintain our state's unparalleled quality of life."The Governor presented the initiative during his monthly KUED press conference.
The announcement has received a lot of attention nationally. Here are a few...
- USA Today - "Most state workers in Utah shifting to 4-day week"
- Kansas City Infozine
- finding Dulcinea, Librarian of the Internet
In the AP article in the Seattle PI the Governor discusses online services as an alternative:
"... but then the services that are provided online, I mean, I think this is going to allow people to really look at the convenience and the flexibility of the online services we provide, which I'm not sure a lot of people are thinking about."
More than 800 state services are offered online.