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Greece May Suspend Civil Servants to Save Cash, Kathimerini Says

August 23, 2012

Greece may suspend civil servants with poor disciplinary records, to hit its reform-program target of cutting 150,000 from the public payroll by 2015, Kathimerini reported, without saying how it got the information.

The plan, which might also entail suspending those who receive poor assessments, would mean keeping employees suspended for a year on three quarters of salary, the newspaper said. This would replace an existing program of putting workers in a labor reserve for three years and voluntary early retirements would also be needed, Kathimerini said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Marcus Bensasson in Athens at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Craig Stirling at

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