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DSHS orders 380 job cuts, more furloughs

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on Sep. 29, 2010 at 3:50 pm with 3 Comments »
September 29, 2010 5:11 pm

The Department of Social and Health Services State ordered spending cuts of 6.3 percent today, including elimination of 380 jobs and additional unpaid furloughs for employees by June 30.

The cuts align with Gov. Chris Gregoire’s executive order to cut most state agencies’ spending across-the-board by 6.3 percent, and announcements by other agencies are due by Friday, the date the governor’s order takes effect.

In the case of DSHS, this means spending cuts of $168 million including nine one-day “temporary layoffs” or unpaid furloughs for workers not subject previously to the temporary layoffs ordered by the Legislature. The cuts also include two more furlough days for workers already subject to 10 furlough days by legislation.

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  1. newshound100 says:

    Another bloated department . Why were’nt these cuts made 3 years ago when this recession started ?

  2. Sagacious says:

    Why the layoffs and selective furloughs? Why not cut All salaries and benefits to both STATE WORKERS and RECIPIENTS of the state benefits by the Governor’s 6.3 percent?

  3. exexpat93 says:

    Why not layoff the entire staff at the Gov’s office? Why not curtail her trips out of the country? Why not furlough all branches of State Government 3 days a week?

    Well, it is too bad this Nov isn’t election day for Chrissy Less-Than-Gregorious. She’d be out of office so quick other Democrats being ejected would hear her sonic boom as she passed them to the unemployment line.

    If Gov. Chris Gregoire was a Republican doing this they would paint her for what she intends to do, “kill the elderly, hurt the poor, and destroy those in hard times already.” This is a foreshadowing of things to come under Obamacare. Don’t you wish you would have voted for Dino instead of this disgusting woman?

    Hey! Chris! How many jobs did you kill today? How many business have you sent packing to other states and overseas? Didn’t you just take a trip to Vietnam and China on the taxpayers dime (purely business of course)? I’m sure the digs were fit for a Queen – don’t tell Madam Botox Pelosi!

    Well, if you can’t tax the public you might as well try to eliminate the public.

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