CO. employees nervously await employment changes

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- Some 30,000 state employees in Colorado are waiting to see how Gov. John Hickenlooper wants to change their workplace rules.

In his annual address to lawmakers last week, Hickenlooper criticized Colorado's personnel policies as "antiquated" and said he would submit a proposal to change them.

Hickenlooper says the state constitution is full of obsolete rules and procedures and should be changed.

He hasn't said what he wants to change. State employees think he may be talking about rules forbidding the hiring of out-of-state residents for certain jobs, or seniority rules that allow senior
employees to "bump" newer ones in some cases if a job is eliminated.


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