A commission created by Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is recommending many state agencies operate on a four-day work week to save money.
The commission said the shorter week would reduce energy and custodial costs and improve employee morale.
Employees would work four 10-hour days rather than five eight-hour days.
Two years ago Utah adopted the four-day work week and saved nearly $1 million.
It's one of several cost-cutting recommendations released Monday.
Among the other recommendations were eliminating the state's 50 toll-free numbers and setting up guidelines for eliminating boards and commissions; reviewing the 570 state and federal mandates to determine which ones can be eliminated; encourage greater regional cooperation; create one-stop service centers where residents could conduct state business; require all government spending be available online, and requiring state fees be posted online.