EXECUTIVE DIRECTIVE No. 2007-13

TO:  Department Directors and Autonomous Agency Heads
FROM:  Governor Jennifer M. Granholm
DATE:  March 29, 2007
SUBJECT: Moratorium on Statewide Hiring, Creation of New Positions, Filling Vacant Positions, Transfers, and Promotions

A. Given the fiscal crisis currently confronting state government, effective immediately and through September 30, 2007, departments and agencies within the executive branch of state government are prohibited from hiring employees into the classified state civil service or unclassified positions within the executive branch of state government; creating new positions within the classified state civil service or new unclassified positions; and filling new or existing vacant positions by external hire from outside of state government, transfer or promotion between state departments or agencies, or internal promotions within a department or agency.

B. The State Budget Director may grant exceptions to the moratorium if one or more of the following apply:

1. The creation of a position or filling a vacant position by any method is required by legal mandate, federal mandate, or court order.

2. The creation of a position or filling a vacant position by any method is necessary to protect the health, safety, or welfare of Michigan citizens.

3. The creation of a position or filling a vacant position by any method is necessary to produce budgetary savings or to protect existing state revenue or secure additional state revenue.

4. The creation of a position or filling a vacant position by any method is necessary to provide for the basic daily living requirements of residents of a state institution or facility.

C. The moratorium imposed by this Directive applies regardless of the fund source financing a position, but does not apply to appointments required by law.

D. State departments and agencies shall report approved exceptions to the moratorium using forms and instructions issued by the State Budget Director.

I extend my sincere appreciation for your assistance and the continued hard work of state employees as we respond to the state's difficult fiscal condition.
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JENNIFER M. GRANHOLM
GOVERNOR