October 2, 2015

Gov. Wolf Imposes Hiring Freeze, Travel, Purchasing Limits

Late Thursday, in response to the continued budget impasse, Gov. Wolf imposed a hiring freeze on state agencies, with the only exceptions being those positions providing direct care to patients, residents and clients; those directly engaged in law enforcement, public safety and corrections; or revenue-generating and revenue-collecting positions.
The directive also said agencies should not continue or add retired or temporary workers to their payroll unless it is absolutely essential to their operations.
Wolf also imposed new limits on travel-- in-state and out-of-state-- and continued a ban on purchasing items not critical to state agency operations.
Wolf Imposes Hiring Freeze, Travel Ban Due To Impasse