Sep 19, 2023

Hoisington adjusts city employees’ schedule; Friday afternoons off

Posted Sep 19, 2023 3:00 PM

Great Bend Post

The City of Hoisington’s effort to retain and recruit staff, while still serving the public, will be changing its employee schedule. Staff will be available to the public 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Friday.

In the past, the city staff was not available over the noon hour. That changes with the adjustment as city employees will work nine-hour days Monday through Thursday. In return, workers will have Friday afternoons off, according to City Manager Jonathan Mitchell.

"That's something we're doing in an effort to keep our staff there and continue to recruit that younger generation that is looking for that," said Mitchell. "That will go into effect October 2nd. Please help to spread the word on that."

Over the past 15 years, the City of Hoisington has reduced its staff by more than 30 percent. The city currently has just under 30 employees.

Again, the schedule adjustment for Hoisington city employees will go into effect Oct. 2.