The Governor's Office of Administration today announced they will furlough 50 employees and abolish 500 vacant positions in order to meet FY 2010-11 spending levels.
None of the reported furloughs cover the departments of Conservation and Natural Resources or Environmental Protection, however, there are more furloughs for the Department of Agriculture-- 4-- and the Environmental Hearing Board-- 3 (25 percent of the Board's compliment).
There is no break down at this time on which agencies will have their overall compliment reduced by the elimination of vacancies. There is no doubt vacancies will be abolished in most agencies and with the freeze in hiring new employees still in place, it will mean a further reduction in staff agencies have available to do their work. Click here for a copy of today's announcement.