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Five-Day Workweek Returns for Teaneck Municipal Offices

Town Hall will be open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. and Tuesdays until 7 p.m.

Teaneck municipal offices will once again be open five days a week starting Monday.

The municipal building and recreation department main office will now be open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. and Tuesdays until 7 p.m.

The Department of Public Works office will remain open Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Recycling Depot will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

The return to a five-day work schedule was part of a contract agreement with town hall employees, Mayor Mohammed Hameeduddin said in October when the decision was made.

The municipal offices went to a four-day workweek in 2011 as part of a trial program. However, residents complained the schedule was inconvenient.

Yoni January 07, 2014 at 09:08 PM
"No council member ever suggested this was the purpose." False, I read it on several occasions. One of them is here: http://www.northjersey.com/news/118146884_Staff_defend_4-day_work_week.html?mobile=1&c=y
Yoni January 07, 2014 at 09:08 PM
"The contention that it was "one loudmouth nudnik" is equally faulty." True. One loudmouth nudnik on Teaneck Patch. Several loudmouth nudniks at the council meetings.
Tom Abbott January 08, 2014 at 12:07 AM
I can see I was not clear enough in saying that I was referring to public discussion before the Friday closing was implemented. The article cited by Yoni quotes comments made about 18 months afterwards. However, in public discussions beforehand the primary reason given was that closing Fridays would save money. The expansion of Tuesday hours was discussed but more as a beneficial side effects. It was only after the fact that the expanded hours became the main reason. Note that does not mean Mr. Katz did not always consider it a prime reason. It is just not how the matter was discussed.
Alan Sohn January 08, 2014 at 08:27 AM
The two added hours on Tuesdays came at the cost of losing eight hours every Friday. For the past 220 Fridays, every resident, developer, contractor, real estate agent, attorney and business owner lost needed access to township offices for one full day per week. The restoration of five full days of service for five days of pay is a tremendous victory. Without all those who worked over the past four years to insist on Teaneck's return to a full service township, this never would have happened, as our council majority fought tooth and nail to keep township offices closed every Friday. As this only happened because of a bunch of nudniks, I'd say that we owe those nudniks our gratitude.
John Santaella January 12, 2014 at 01:21 PM
It is not a 5 day work week if the town manager only commutes 4 days a week

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