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STATE OF CONNECTICUT

NANCY WYMAN
COMPTROLLER

OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER
55 ELM STREET
HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT 06106-1775

MARK OJAKIAN
DEPUTY COMPTROLLER

COMPTROLLER, STAFF TAKING UNPAID LEAVE TO HELP ADDRESS BUDGET DEFICIT
Contact: Steve Jensen
860-702-3308/3301
Steven.Jensen@po.state.ct.us

State Comptroller Nancy Wyman today said that she and nearly all non-union managers in her agency have volunteered to take an unpaid furlough day as a first step toward achieving payroll savings to mitigate the state's budget deficit.

At the Comptroller's request, 54 of the 58 non-union managers in her office will take an unpaid leave day in the coming weeks, saving a total of more than $21,000 in payroll expenses.

"While these savings are a tiny fraction of our billion-dollar deficit, I believe it is an important and symbolic step toward the goal of shared sacrifice in dealing with this historic deficit," Wyman said. "I am also sure that this will not be the only time that our employees will be asked to do their part to help put Connecticut back on the road to fiscal recovery."

The State Comptroller appreciates input on this and other issues from residents of the state. Please feel free to contact her office by phone - (860) 702-3300; mail - OSC, 55 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106; or, via E-mail - osc.opinions@po.state.ct.us

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For Immediate Release
February 11, 2009

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