DOA’s Brennan asks JFC to reconsider efforts to cut vacant positions

DOA Secretary Joel Brennan today raised concerns with the Joint Finance co-chairs over their efforts to cut vacant state jobs, arguing those unfilled positions were meant to help save money at the outset of the pandemic and were never meant to be permanent reductions.
Brennan wrote to the co-chairs the state implemented a hiring freeze a year ago to deal with the uncertainty of the burgeoning pandemic. But the state is now on solid footing financially. In January, the Legislative Fiscal Bureau projected the state would finish the current fiscal year June 30 with a surplus of nearly $1.9 billio...

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