NESPELEM – The Colville Business Council, the governing body of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, has approved implementation of a 4-day/10-hour workweek, beginning Sept. 30. The CBC approved Resolution #2019-569 on Thursday at its full Council meeting. Due to the 2019 General Membership meeting being held on Friday, Oct. 4, the CBC has agreed to postpone the implementation of the new work schedule until Oct. 7.
The new work schedule will apply to all government programs except those deemed "essential" such as police and other emergency services.
The change was implemented to achieve cost savings.
The workday for most government employees will be from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The Tribes' Employee Police Manual and other applicable policies will be revised to address the workweek change.