The office of Ohio Governor Ted Strickland announced that the administration will not approve salary increases for some state employees in cabinet agencies and all entities under the governor's direct authority and control.
The move affects Schedule E-2 and Schedule E-3 employees, who include senior staff, assistant directors, deputy directors, institutional superintendents, policy staff, and administrative staff.
Approximately 967 Schedule E-2 employees and 2,440 Schedule E-3 employees will not receive a pay increase, Strickland says.
The salary freeze will extend even to cost of living adjustments and merit raises.
"I greatly value the work of Ohio 's public servants, but we are facing tough financial times," Strickland says. "This is another step toward finding ways to become more efficient while still providing top-quality services to the people of Ohio ."