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4/16/2010 Vol. , Issue 3 Contact Us

City Departments Prepare for 4/10 Work Week

Beginning May 3, 2010 several City departments will be changing their operational hours as part of a 4/10 work week program that is saving the City an estimated $213,000 over a five month period. The program will work as follows:

Monday, May 3, 2010 to Friday, October 1, 2010

Monday through Thursday schedule (closed on Fridays)

Operating hours will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A complete listing of departments will assist in being aware of operational hours for all City services during this pilot program:

  El Paso International Airport Regular hours - no changes  
  BridgesRegular hours - no changes  
  Sun MetroRegular hours - no changes  
  General ServicesRegular hours - no changes  
  El Paso Public LibraryRegular hours - no changes  
  El Paso ZooRegular hours - no changes  
  MPORegular hours - no changes  
  El Paso Convention & Visitors Bureau Convention & Performing Arts CentersRegular hours- no changes  
  El Paso Fire DepartmentEmergency services will remain 24 /7
All fire stations will remain open - no changes
Training Academy- regular hours - no changes
Fire Inspections-regular hours - no changes
  4/10   Administrative Offices- 8600 Montana 7am- 6pm M-Th
          Including fire prevention and logistics
  El Paso Police DepartmentAll regional command centers will maintain
regular hours - a 24/7 operation - no changes
  Environmental ServicesTrash pick-up schedule - no changes
Landfill- regular hours no changes
Citizen collection sites - no changes
Special collection pick-up- no changes
Code enforcement - no changes
  4/10   Administrative Offices-7968 San Paulo 7am – 6pm M-Th  
  Department of Public HealthWIC Clinics - regular hours - no changes
Immunization Clinics - no changes
Animal Services - no changes
Laboratory Services - no changes
Code enforcement - no changes
  4/10    Administrative Offices - 5115 El Paso Dr. -7am-6pm M-Th
           Preventive Health Clinics
           Food Inspection and Permit Office, 222 S. Campbell St. – 7am to 6pm M-Th
           Dental Clinic - 3301 Pera Avenue-7am-6pm Tues - Friday
  Street Department   
  4/10   All operations – 6am – 6pm M-Th
           Will respond to emergencies
  Municipal Courts   
  4/10   All courts & bond office locations – 7am-6pm M-Th

Citizens can still pay by internet, mail, & night deposit boxes at bond office locations- if paperwork is due on Fridays –it will be extended to Monday

Arraignment hearing hours at the NE Municipal Court, 9600 Dyer, will be extended Monday through Thursday to 7:30 a.m -11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. No arraignments will be held on Fridays.
  City Hall   
  4/10   2 Civic Center Plaza-7am- 6pm M-Th
All departments within City Hall will be participating

Mayor & City Council Offices
City Manager’s Office
City Attorney’s Office
Community Development
Economic Development
Financial Services
Human Resources
Municipal Clerk-City Clerk’s Office
Internal Audit
Office of Management & Budget
Tax Office
Print Shop
  Information Technology    
  4/10   Administrative area will participate
IT Helpdesk will be available regular hours

  Financial Services-Property Control (Surplus Property) Area
7969 San Paulo
7 am- 3:30 pm Monday - Friday
  Development Services Department 
  4/10   Administrative area will participate
The building inspectors and chiefs will remain on the 5-day a week
schedule, so inspections will not be affected.
Inspections for Friday will be conducted as scheduled
Inspections for Monday will be need be schedule through the IVR system (313-6100)
  Engineering Department 
  4/10   Administrative area will participate
The Project Inspectors will continue to work the same scheduled hours as the Contractor. If the Contractor is working 5-8 hour days, the inspector will as well. If the Contractor is working different hours, according to the contract or as agreed upon with Engineering, the inspector will work those hours.

The Traffic Management Center (TMC) will be manned from Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and on Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  Museums and Cultural Affairs 
  4/10   Administrative area will participate
Museum of Art – regular hours - no changes
Museum of History- regular hours - no changes
Museum of Archeology-regular hours - no changes
  Parks & Recreation 
  4/10   Administrative area will participate
Recreation Centers- regular hours - no changes
Senior Centers- regular hours - no changes
Aquatic Centers/ Pools- regular hours - no changes
Sports Centers - regular hours- no changes
Maintenance Corrals - regular hours- no changes

For contact information for any of the departments mentioned above please visit the City website at