The Department of Finance sent out a budget letter to departments on Friday, giving them until Monday of next week to submit plans to wring another 5 percent in salary savings for fiscal 2010-11. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger mandated the cost cuts with his Jan. 8 Executive Order S-01-10.
"These reductions can be achieved through abolishing vacancies, attrition, and layoffs," the budget letter says. Click here to read it.