Executive Order 95-23
September 18, 1995
WHEREAS, on January 6, 1995, Executive Order 95-2 was issued establishing an Emergency Hiring Council to assist in controlling the State's personnel and fiscal resources during difficult budgetary times; and
WHEREAS, Executive Order 95-2 provided, among other powers granted to the Council, that:
1. All vacant positions shall remain vacant and shall not be filled unless authorization is given by the Emergency Hiring Council; and
WHEREAS, in light of the fiscal situation of the State, the mandated personnel shrinkage contained in the Fiscal Year 1996 budget, and the declining revenue forecast for Fiscal Year 1997, the necessity of a Council to perform these review functions remains; and
WHEREAS, there is a need for a closer link between the Council, the Governor's Cabinet and individual Department Directors; and
WHEREAS, legal representation on the Emergency Hiring Council is appropriate to ensure that all actions taken or recommended by the Council are in conformity with law and contractual obligations, it being the intent of this Executive Order that all questions regarding same shall be directed to the Emergency Hiring Council/ and no person or persons other than the Council shall have the authority to make any determinations in this regard; and
WHEREAS, more frequent meetings of the Council to resolve personnel issues and utilization of knowledge gained by the Council with respect to the State's overall personnel system are in the best interests of the State.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Lincoln Almond, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, hereby order and direct the following:
1. The Emergency Hiring shall forthwith consist of the following members:
This Executive Order is effective immediately upon the date thereof.