Police Board votes to end furloughs for civilian employees

Oct 25, 2011

More good news today for a different set of city of St. Louis employees.

The St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners voted this afternoon to end the planned furloughs for the department's 557 civilian employees. The employees will also be reimbursed for the days they've already taken.

A department spokeswoman says rank-and-file employees were expected to take five unpaid days off, with management taking 10 days.

The city of St. Louis announced last week it was forgoing furloughs this year because of the additional revenue generated by an extended baseball season, though the need for the days off had been disputed.