|State agencies work around hiring freeze||| Print ||
|Monday, January 23, 2012|
In the six weeks since Gov. John Kitzhaber ordered a hiring freeze, state agencies have requested more than 1,200 exceptions.
Using criteria that put protecting health and safety as the No. 1 priority, the panel approved the Department of Forestry's request for 430 seasonal firefighters.
The Transportation Department also got a green light to add snowplow drivers after the agency pointed out that "employees can only work so many overtime hours before they become fatigued and exhausted."
The Department of Energy desperately wants to hire a leader for its Energy Policy Division. The position, with an annual salary ranging from $69,072 to $101,880, has been vacant since July. In a memo, Energy officials argue that the executive is needed to meet the governor's priorities, including a 10-year-energy strategy and the "Cool Schools" initiative for making school buildings more energy efficient. The committee denied the request. Twice.
Read more at OregonLive.com.
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From Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute: OTRADI today announced its plans to open and operate a 13,000 square-foot multi-tenant bioscience complex in the Willamette Wharf building at 4640 SW Macadam Avenue. Slated to be complete in spring 2013, the OTRADI Bioscience Incubator (OBI) will house up to six companies.
MEDIAmerica, publisher of Oregon Business and Oregon Home magazines, announces a new retail website: HalfOffOregon.com. The website offers lodging, dining, recreation and many other items at half off their regular cost.
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