Seventeen Arkansas income places of work with prolonged hours of operation will transfer to plain enterprise hours by means of the pandemic, beginning Jan. 25, the Arkansas Division of Finance and Administration introduced Friday.
The division oversees 134 income places of work and 17 of those places of work open at 7 a.m. and shut at 6 p.m., with workers persevering with to serve all prospects in line, the division stated in a information launch.
The 17 places of work that can shift from prolonged hours to plain enterprise hours — 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — are situated in Bentonville, Cabot, Conway, El Dorado, Fayetteville, Fort Smith East, Harrison, Sizzling Springs on the Albert Pike location, Jonesboro, southwest Little Rock, west Little Rock, Pine Bluff, Russellville, Sherwood, Springdale, West Memphis and White Corridor, the division stated.
The remaining 117 places of work function on customary enterprise hours, the division stated.
Income places of work have remained open all through the covid-19 public well being emergency with restricted, short-term exceptions and can proceed to stay open.
“I perceive that lowering service hours is an inconvenience and for that I apologize,” Income Commissioner Charlie Collins stated within the information launch.
“We’ll proceed to regulate to the challenges of the pandemic and naturally our highest precedence is the well being and security of our workers and prospects,” he stated within the information launch. “We anticipate working all places of work on customary enterprise hours by means of the rest of the COVID-19 pandemic and we are going to revisit transferring again to prolonged hours in some places of work when it’s over.”
Collins added, “We might additionally prefer to encourage Arkansans to go to us at mydmv.arkansas.gov to take a look at our providers on-line.”