ODOC initiates hiring freeze for most agency positions
February 16, 2018
Oklahoma Department of Corrections (ODOC) Director Joe M. Allbaugh has placed the agency on a hiring freeze for most positions, citing uncertainty over fiscal year 2018 budget cuts after the failure of this week's Step Up Oklahoma proposal in the State House of Representatives.
The hiring freeze affects all agency positions except for correctional officers, food service workers and maintenance staff, as well as those who already have employment offers issued.
Nearly 90 percent of the ODOC budget falls into four categories, Allbaugh said. “That does not leave much wiggle room, and we can't...