Mead's Decision Won't Give Hill Free Rein on Ed. Jobs

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead

CHEYENNE (AP) - Gov. Matt Mead made it plain Tuesday he won't give the head of the state education department free rein to classify positions as at-will jobs from which workers could be fired for no cause.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill has pushed to classify vacancies in her department as at-will positions.

The Wyoming Attorney General's Office told Hill she needed approval from state Department of Administration and Information, which oversees personnel policies for Mead.

Mead said Tuesday he wants consistency in how all state government agencies handle designation of at-will employees. Mead says a legislative report recommends increasing the number of at-will employees across state government while allowing existing employees to decide whether to change job status.

Hill says she disagrees with Mead but will live with his
position.

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