WHEREAS, state General Fund revenues are now forecast to be substantially less than previously estimated, and

WHEREAS, the state must operate with a balanced budget with expenditures not exceeding revenues for the biennium, and

WHEREAS, it appears necessary to reduce expenditures over the remainder of the biennium in order to maintain a balanced budget, and

WHEREAS, any necessary reductions in General Fund supported public service levels should be shared among all agencies and programs,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, John Spellman, Governor of the state of Washington, by virtue of the power vested in me by RCW 43.88, do hereby require each agency subject to executive allotment control to limit its monthly employment to that level of fulltime-equivalent (FTE) staffing as is actually incurred for the month of January, 1981. This limitation will take effect immediately and continue for the balance of Fiscal Year 1981. Agencies will be advised by the Office of Financial Management of other implementation details. Any requests for exceptions to this order are to be made in writing by the agency director to the Director of the Office of Financial Management.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set
my hand and caused the seal of the State of
Washington to be affixed at Olympia this
16th day of January A.D., Nineteen hundred and eighty-one.

John Spellman
Governor of Washington


Secretary of State