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S.F. No. 2073 - Full-Time Equivalent State Employment Positions Freeze
Author: Senator Mark W. Koran
Prepared By: Stephanie James, Senate Counsel (651/296-0103)
Date: March 11, 2019


Section 1 [Full-time Equivalent Freeze] precludes use of appropriations for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 to pay salary and benefits for full-time equivalent positions (“FTE”) beyond the number of FTEs employed as of June 30, 2019.

Section 2 [Reduction in Appropriations for Unfilled Positions]

Subdivision 1 [Reduction required] reduces appropriations from any fund for the biennium ending June 30, 2021, by an amount equal to the salary and benefits for a position that is posted and goes unfilled for 180 days. This reduction applies for positions posted in fiscal years 2019, 2020, and 2021. Reductions must be reflected in the agency’s base budget for the next biennium. Positions that require law enforcement training are exempt.

Subdivision 2 [Reporting] requires the commissioner of management and budget to report to the legislature on the amount of reductions.

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