Court employees assigned two days unpaid leave

About 800 Alaska Court System employees will be forced to take two days unpaid leave around the holidays — a result of state budget cuts.

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For more about Alaska’s possible government shutdown and layoffs, visit the 360 North government shutdown page.

Except for emergency business, the court system will be closed the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 27, and Christmas Eve, a Thursday, says spokeswoman Mara Rabinowitz. They’re typically light work days.

Court employees aren’t affected by the executive branch layoff notices mailed Monday.

Dimond Court Building in downtown Juneau. (File photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)
Dimond Court Building in downtown Juneau. (File photo by Matt Miller/KTOO)