State employees in about 10 departments and agencies will get a four-day weekend for the Fourth of July, thanks to the mandated furloughs enacted in the 2009-2011 state budget.

The most visible day off will be for Division of Motor Vehicles employees at the state's DMV centers as well as at the phone center.

No public counter service will be open at the DMV on Friday, but online services and automated phone services will be up and running.

Other furloughs:

-- Department of Employee Trust Funds offices will be closed, so drop-in retirement counseling services won't be available.

-- Department of Financial Institutions will close all offices including the Division of Corporate and Consumer Services, so no walk-up counter service or phone service will be open.

-- Vital Records in the Department of Health Services will be closed, so the public won't be able to get copies of birth, death, marriage or divorce certificates.

-- Department of Public Instruction offices in Ashland, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee, Racine and Wausau will be closed.

-- Government Accountability Board's election records won't be available for in-person viewing but can be viewed online.

-- Office of the Secretary of State will close all drop-in services.

-- Office of the State Treasurer will have its front desk, hotline and local government investment pool closed to the public.

-- Public Service Commission's consumer protection line will be shut down for the day.

The workers off on Friday will have a four-day weekend because all state workers are off on Monday, July 5, the designated Fourth of July holiday.


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