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Monday, May 4, 2020

From the President

Posted: Monday, May 4, 2020

Statewide Hiring Freeze, Spending Controls Due to COVID-19

As we continue to anticipate significant challenges and impacts on our campus finances from the COVID-19 pandemic, I am urging all members of the campus community to review and take seriously the new spending controls that were shared via the Daily Bulletin on April 24 and April 30

In addition, new guidance from the New York State Division of Budget released last week outlines a strict hiring freeze across all state agencies. Effective immediately, any open or previously approved personnel searches at Buffalo State College are now subject to further review and reassessment by the cabinet. All future searches are postponed indefinitely. The only exceptions to the statewide hiring freeze are positions that are essential to health or safety or are critical to the continuity of operations that directly support revenue generation.

It is absolutely imperative that we work together to strategically limit our spending in the days, weeks, and months ahead to ensure our financial sustainability during these unprecedented times. I anticipate providing an overview of the 2020–2021 budget forecast via the Daily Bulletin during the week of May 11.

Thank you to each and every member of our faculty and staff for your understanding, patience, and dedication to Buffalo State and our students. Be well.