Effectively immediately, hiring of new certified or temporary employees is on hold. Any offers that have been made will be honored. Future offers that were not extended as of now are on hold and not authorized.
Any active announcements or current recruitment advertisements that are publicly advertised may proceed up to the establishment of a register. Those registers will then likewise be on hold.
A budget council meeting was held yesterday and it was determined after careful deliberation at the meeting that we have insufficient personnel budget leeway to address the likely coming events.
We will be addressing this item immediately within the Compensation Team and outlining a path forward to manage sufficient personnel budget cushion to adequately address these events.
It will be a priority and preference to address the personnel budget question and legislative mandates through a careful and prudent management of vacancies, hiring, and management of personnel budgets if possible and if legislation allows. Our efforts will be to attempt to completely avoid the reduction of pay for our loyal workforce which option has been mentioned by the legislature.