400 Oregon state employees missed furlough days

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- About 400 Oregon state employees failed to take enough furlough days in the last budget period.

The Department of Administrative Services says they will not be penalized. Legislative coordinator Marjorie Taylor says they'll be warned of disciplinary action if they miss their next round of furlough requirements.

A union spokesman, Don Loving of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, told the Statesman Journal (http://stjr.nl/viA7NG ) the 400 employees -- a little more than 1 percent of the workforce -- is probably a reasonable number considering the complexity of scheduling the furloughs.

Another 10 furlough days are scheduled this budget period. The next is Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. Each furlough day is estimated to save the state $2 million.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com