Ky. state office workers asked to shovel snow

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Posted: Nov 21, 2014 7:59 AM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Labor Cabinet has been recruiting some of its office workers to shovel snow from sidewalks and the parking lot at its headquarters.

The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/1uZ4Eib) reports that five employees learned this week in an email from the cabinet's human resources manager that "winter help" was needed.

One employee came forward to volunteer. But David Smith, president of the Kentucky Association of State Employees, is concerned that office workers would be called on for snow removal duties. He says there are other people who are trained and hired for such work.

A copy of the email sent to the cabinet employees said one of the two men who had been shoveling snow and salting the sidewalks for the agency is retiring. It says the other employee would need help.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com