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Administration institutes hiring freeze amid budget dispute

...be sent to state employees warning of possible layoffs if a budget deal isn't reached by July 1.Deputy commissioner of Administration Leslie Ridle says the departments of health, public safety and corrections are not affected by the freeze...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-31/administration-institutes-hiring-freeze
State
House panel advances bill to nix state employee pay raises

...to reconcile differences in the versions of the budget that passed each chamber. Leslie Ridle, a deputy commissioner of administration, said that if the language surrounding the labor contracts stands, she expected it would reopen talks with...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-13/house-panel-advances-bill-nix-state-emp
State
Pension shortfall projected at $8.7B at year's end

...Legislature earlier this year approved moving $3 billion from savings to further address the shortfall.Deputy commissioner of Administration Mike Barnhill says the $3 billion will be deposited in three installments over the course of the year.He...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-11/pension-shortfall-projected-87b-years-e
State
My Turn: Lobbyist has extensive experience hurting Juneau

...supported construction of a new state office building at the subport on Mental Health Trust land. Deputy Commissioner of Administration Kevin Brooks even testified in favor of a bill funding construction. A new office building was especially...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-09-26/my-turn-lobbyist-has-extensive-experi
Opinion
Egan reintroduces public employee retirement bill

...died in the House.The Parnell administration spoke in opposition to Egan's bill last year, with Deputy Commissioner of Administration Mike Barnhill saying no defined benefit bill can guarantee it won't face unfunded liabilities.A stock...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-24/egan-reintroduces-public-employee-retir
State
Legislative leaders raise labor cost concerns

...he's hopeful the two sides will reach a fair agreement in the next few weeks.Curtis Thayer, a deputy commissioner of administration, recently told the Senate Finance Committee that the department's bargaining priorities and concerns include...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-03-01/legislative-leaders-raise-labor-cost-co
State
Rep. Hudson announces retirement

...in the U.S. Coast Guard. He came to Juneau in the mid-1970s for Gov. Jay Hammond, who he served as commissioner of administration and director of the Alaska Marine Highway System. He also is former executive director of the Alaska Seafood...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051402/sta_leghudson.shtml
News
Hudson: It's time to retire

...in the U.S. Coast Guard. He came to Juneau in the mid-1970s for Gov. Jay Hammond, whom he served as commissioner of administration and director of the Alaska Marine Highway System. He also is former executive director of the Alaska Seafood...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051502/sta_leghudson.shtml
News
Murkowski works for vets

We read with sadness Mr. Kohn's attempt to suggest that Gov. Murkowski, Sen. Murkowski and former Commissioner of Administration Miller don't support veterans. Perhaps the following will set the record straight. Fact: The Knowles...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060804/let_letter3.shtml
Opinion
Update: House OKs RCA compromise

...provide the money. There are 180 people on an active waiting list to get into the homes, said Jim Duncan, commissioner of administration. "They will address the issue, as far as I'm concerned," Knowles said. He declined to say whether...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062502/sta_rcacompupdate.shtml
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