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Control spending on vacant positions


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 18, 2013

~~<p>There is no doubt that keeping tabs on city personnel and vacancies is a fluid proposition, but there should be a better way for budgeting so that funds meant to fill positions simply are not siphoned off for other uses.</p>
<p>A bill advancing in the City Council aims to transfer nearly all city vacancies into one provisional account within the office of Managing Director Ember Shinn, under Mayor Kirk Caldwell. The idea is to tighten the rules for filling vacant job positions so that city agencies cannot spend the money on other, unintended purposes.</p>
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There is no doubt that keeping tabs on city personnel and vacancies is a fluid proposition, but there should be a better way for budgeting so that funds meant to fill positions simply are not siphoned off for other uses.

A bill advancing in the City Council aims to transfer nearly all city vacancies into one provisional account within the office of Managing Director Ember Shinn, under Mayor Kirk Caldwell. The idea is to tighten the rules for filling vacant job positions so that city agencies cannot spend the money on other, unintended purposes. Login for more...



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