Minnesota furloughs 75% of IT staff amid shutdown



By Patrick Thibodeau, Computerworld

“Many of Minnesota’s IT employees have been furloughed due to a state government shutdown that was prompted by a budget impasse.

The state’s Office of Enterprise Technology (OET) has furloughed about 75% of its 338 employees as a result of the shutdown, according to Cathy de Moll, director of planning, communications and marketing in the technology office.

The state government has 1,800 IT employees in its executive branch, including the OET staff, but it’s uncertain how many overall are in layoff status.”

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