State of New Jersey
Executive Order #32

Governor Christine Todd Whitman

WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 10, issued on July 13, 1982, established the Vacancy Review Board, consisting of the Commissioner of the Department of Personnel, the State Treasurer, and a representative from the Governor's Office; and

WHEREAS, in light of budgetary constraints, it is necessary to fully inventory and review all vacancies, including those created by resignation, transfer and disciplinary removal as well as retirement; and

WHEREAS, a more informed determination regarding the continued usefulness of a particular position can be made by the department in which the position has become available;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:

1. The Vacancy Review Board is hereby eliminated.

2. Executive Order No. 10 (1982) is rescinded.

3. Each department shall assume the functions previously performed by the Vacancy Review Board, including a review of all positions that become available in that department to determine whether the positions should be refilled at the current level, downgraded, or left vacant.

4. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal this
day of in the Year of Our Lord, One
Thousand Nine Hundred and Ninety
Five, and of the Independence of the
United States, the Two Hundred and

/s/ Christine Todd Whitman


/s/ Peter Verniero
Chief Counsel to the Governor