Bucs announce contingency plan

The Buccaneers announced Thursday their offices will be shut down next week as part of a contingency plan for the league’s lingering lockout. The team also revealed a similar plan for Labor Day week if the work stoppages last into September.

However, if the labor situation is resolved without taking away any regular-season games, employees will be fully reimbursed for lost wages.

“The Buccaneers remain hopeful that the 2011 season will be played without interruption; presuming this occurs, the plan will essentially provide the team’s entire staff with an extra week of paid vacation,” said team spokesman Jonathan Grella. “And more importantly, this plan preserves jobs and does not ask employees to work for less or no pay.”