The Nevada Personnel Department is taking steps to make sure the state worker furloughs ordered by the 2009 Legislature actually generate the $330 million in savings used to build the budget.
The furloughs were ordered by the 2009 Legislature instead of the
6 percent pay cut for state workers included in Gov. Jim Gibbons' budget. The one-day per month unpaid furlough works out to a 4.6 percent annual pay reduction.
Director of Administration Andrew Clinger said restrictions outlined in a memo are designed to keep agencies and workers from finding ways around the furloughs.
"The agencies have got to realize …