Tuesday, February 19, 2008

State Hiring Freeze by Governor's Order

Governor Schwarzenegger has issued an executive order imposing mid-year cuts to state agencies and departments.

State agencies and departments are ordered to reduce their 2007-08 budgets by 1.5%. This applies to "non-essential and non-mission-critical activities and shall not negatively impact public safety or public health activities." Within "non-essential and non-mission-critical General Fund activities," state agencies and departments are ordered to:

  • freeze hiring
  • reduce, cancel, or postpone equipment purchases or leases
  • reduce, cancel, or postpone media and outreach campaigns
  • cancel or postpone travel to conferences or training
  • limit meetings to reduce travel costs for same

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