Puerto Rico governor to announce billion-dollar budget cut

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PRexpat wrote:

“Everything is on the table except firing public employees… The proposal is expected to include eliminating and fusing about 20 government agencies.”

So the same number of employees will “work” for fewer agencies? Get ready for even more unnecessary hurdles to jump through to get a permit, renew a license, etc.

Apr 29, 2014 3:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Gilberto11 wrote:

He might not fire any public employees, for political reasons, but the payroll cost can be reduced by eliminating benefits. Xmas bonus can be eliminated or reduced to a minimum, summer bonuses where given can be outlawed. In P.R. public employees get paid in cash for vacation and sick days not used. Switching to a use it or loose it policy as in the private sector will reduce that cost. Also, a hiring freeze is an option to lower expenses.

Apr 29, 2014 4:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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