Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan Department of Transportation adopted a temporary layoff plan, which includes permit department employees.
According to MDOT, over 2,000 permanent employees will be participating in a temporary layoff plan, most of whom will be required to serve one day of temporary layoff per week over ten weeks. While there will be a few people on a variety of staggered schedules to ensure continuity of key business operations (transport permits, bid lettings, ProjectWise support, etc.), the vast majority of MDOT employees will serve these temporary layoff days according to the following schedule:
Friday, May 22nd
Tuesday, May 26th
(observance of Memorial Day is Monday, May 25th)
Friday, June 5th
Monday, June 8th
Friday, June 19th
Monday, June 22nd
Thursday, July 2nd
(observance of Independence Day is Friday, July 3rd)
Monday, July 6th
Friday, July 17th
Monday, July 20th
Employees will be directed to not work on their temporary layoff days, which includes not answering emails or phone calls, so as to not jeopardize their benefits under the CARES Act workshare program. Consequently, if you or your members have business to conduct with MDOT on those days that does not involve our construction oversight or transportation first responder staff, please plan to address it before or after the dates noted above.
WCS Permits Can Help
Like with MDOT, WCS Permits is working closely with all states to stay up-to-date on permit issuance changes during the COVID-19 pandemic. WCS has a full staff, including 65 permit agents ready to answer questions and issue these and all oversize load permits.
If you have any questions about our oversize load permit services, please feel to Contact Us Online now or call us at (888) 737-6488 to reach our permit department.