Hiring and Budget Freeze Update
The Office of the Governor has informed all state agencies that Idaho’s hiring freeze has been lifted. The University now has the delegated authority to fill needed positions, but due to continued budget shortfalls, Idaho State will maintain a limited hiring freeze at the institution.
Essential positions will continue to be filled, but a limited hiring and personnel action freeze is needed to strategically maximize salary savings from position vacancies. To date, ISU has saved more than $1.3 million through the hiring and personnel action freeze as an important element of our budget recovery plan.
As positions become vacant, searches will not immediately be launched. Open positions will require approval from the Administrative Council to start the hiring process. Human Resources, in collaboration with the Office of Equity and Inclusion, will prepare a weekly report on all personnel actions and make requests for consideration by the Administrative Council.