Friday, September 26, 2008

Straight Pull from the 'Cooler

I guess the rules only apply to Department Heads, employees, and hmmmmm....Bruce Castor?

HT to Alex from the PAWatercooler

Montco Travel Freeze


Citing the current economic downturn, the Montgomery County commissioners have imposed a hiring freeze and ban on travel until at least the end of the year.

“I don’t think we are looking at any layoffs but each person working for the county is going to be more important each day that we go on because of restrictions in hiring,” Commissioners’ Chairman James R. Matthews said.

The county currently has a staff of 3,734 employees including 3,247 full-time employees and 487 part-time employees.

The commissioners also barred any overnight travel by employees and department heads.

The commissioners’ announcement comes on the heels of similar announcements by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Gov. Ed Rendell.

In unrelated news, Mayor Nutter and Commissioner Hoeffel are on their way to Atlanta for a three-day meeting is underway in Atlanta, GA where many of this region’s top civic leaders are hoping to learn how to duplicate the southern city’s successes and avoid its failures.


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