Friday, February 6, 2009
Scores of state offices will be closed today as more than 200,000 workers take their first unpaid day off in response to California’s deepening fiscal crisis.
That means Californians won’t be able to take a driver’s license test or conduct business at some state office buildings.
adding to the potential for consumer confusion, some state services and facilities will be open for business as usual.
Among the closed offices will be all Department of Motor Vehicles outlets, Fish and Game, Food and Agriculture, Social Services and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
The Department of Mental Health will be closed, but mental hospitals will remain open. Workers Compensation offices will be closed.
State parks, which generate revenue from entrance fees, will remain open, as will state courts, the secretary of state’s offices, California Highway Patrol offices and campuses of the University of California, Cal State and California Community Colleges. Public safety employees are exempt from the Friday furloughs and can schedule their days off differently.