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Interim Hiring Controls Policy Issued

It is critical that the Commonwealth takes immediate action to control spending as we continue to refine the size of the current budget gap and consider options to close the gap.  As a result, it is necessary to implement a hiring freeze for all Executive Branch agencies.  Certain positions critical for public health, direct care, public safety, returns from leave and those deemed necessary to be filled as part of the normal course of transition will be exempted from this freeze.

Please see the Interim Hiring Controls Policy pdf format of Interim Hiring Controls Policy
docx format of                             Interim Hiring Controls Policy                from the Chief Human Resources Officer, Paul Dietl, for further information about this policy.

Review of Contracts, Contract Amendments, and Grants Underway

Given the current budgetary challenges, we are evaluating all spending.  As such, we are requesting a thorough review of all contractual obligations entered into by executive agencies over the last several months.  Each Cabinet Secretary is being asked to review all new contracts, contract amendments, and grants authorized by their agencies since October 1, 2014. The primary purpose of this review is to identify new contractual obligations entered into by the Commonwealth and to assess if this new spending is directly related to the delivery of the agency’s core mission, essential to the operation of government, and affordable.

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