Thursday, July 31, 2008

Executive Order S-09-08


Full text available here.

Tonight we'll chat about the following points:

IT IS ORDERED that the services and functions of state government directly related to the preservation and protection of human life and safety, including but not limited to emergency and disaster response activities and the provision of 24-hour medical care, shall be deemed critical and exempt from this Order.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that except for services and functions of state government deemed critical and exempt by this Order, all State agencies and departments under my direct executive authority take immediate action effective July 31, 2008 to cease and desist hiring of employees (except in instances in which there is a bona fide offer and acceptance prior to the effective date of this Order), transferring employees between State agencies and departments, promoting employees, and contracting for individuals to perform services. 

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that except for services and functions of state government deemed critical and exempt by this Order and emergent situations to preserve and protect human life and safety, all State agencies and departments under my direct executive authority take immediate action to cease and desist authorization of all overtime for employees effective July 31, 2008.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that except for services and functions of state government deemed critical and exempt by this Order, all State agencies and departments under my direct executive authority take immediate action to terminate the services of the following five categories of employees and individuals effective July 31, 2008:  (1) Retired Annuitants; (2) Permanent Intermittent Employees; (3) Seasonal Employees; (4) Temporary Help Workers; and (5) Student Assistants.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that except for services and functions of state government deemed critical and exempt by this Order and except for services provided pursuant to multi-year contracts for Information Technology systems and services, all State agencies and departments under my direct executive authority take immediate action to suspend all personal services contracts effective July 31, 2008.

6 comments:

Loki said...

Hmm, left out the part about "complying" with the White decision. That's actually pretty nicely vague, isn't it. Of course, what I'd like to see is a 100% walkout of each and every State employee. Minimum wage? Minimize THIS Conan!

loki said...

Oh, wait, I know. How about we float a proposition wherein if the legislature and governor don't agree to a budget by a certain date, the CHP, which provides security to the state, places all legislators and the governor under arrest, transports them to Corcoran, and keeps them their until they pass a budget? Makes as much sense as most of the propositions we get.

dolphyngyrl said...

loki, from what I understand, walking out on strike or sickout is a terminatable offense.

Do I think they'd shitcan everyone who did? No. I think they'd have to be crazy to do that.

Then again...

Loki said...

I'll never see it, but I'd LIKE to see it. It would have to be 100%. I'd also like to see a lawsuit premised on disparate treatment, that SOME State employees are so important we couldn't POSSIBLY expect them to work for minimum wage (i.e., cops and prison guards) but others (everyone else) can.

dolphyngyrl said...

I'd love to see it. I don't think you'd get 100%, though. I also think that, when push comes to shove, the union is too chickenshit to direct us to do it.

As for disparate treatment, what about all those mail room clerks, copy kids and filing staff on capitol "hill" that aren't getting paid at all until this is over?

Loki said...

point taken, except that legally he can probably terminate those groups of people, whether it makes sense or not, but for disparate treatment you have to treat one class differently that another without a rational basis. I'm not sure what the rational basis would be.