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City hiring freeze likely on to end of year: Ballem memo

May 25th, 2009 · 14 Comments

It’s been a gloomy time around city hall lately, with the hiring freeze having stalled many initiatives in their tracks and hit some departments, which had always operated with a lot of temp-contract people particularly hard. Then there’s been a lot of turmoil, with people leaving or hinting that they’re open to leaving.

To provide some info amid the rumours, city manager Penny Ballem recently sent out a memo confirming the hiring freeze is in place for the rest of the year, in all likelihood, and letting staff know that there could be opportunities for unpaid leave coming up, if they want to take it.

You can read it here: ballem-hr-memo-may-2009

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