WARREN — The 29 city employees who accepted voluntary furloughs in May are expected to return to work this week.

Most of those 13 who accepted the furloughs work out of the city’s water department, according to city records.

The next highest number of employees — eight — work in the operations department; water pollution control had six employees; and one employee each works out of the city’s health and finance departments.

While these workers were on furlough, they were eligible to receive their state unemployment insurance, as well as an additional $600 per week in federal unemployment that was part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

City officials asked employees to take voluntary layoffs, or furloughs, in the spring in an

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