(Farmington) The Missouri Department of Transportation is giving its employees the choice of taking a 5-percent pay cut or working a 32-hour workweek.
Senior leadership is also taking the pay cut. MODOT says it is putting the plan into place to help it deal with the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
The department is already facing a 45-million-dollar deficit just over the last four months.
It has slowed the purchase of new equipment, frozen new hiring and put off taking bids on about 360 million dollars worth of new road projects.
The agency’s employees have until next week to decide which option they prefer.