STATE OF DELAWARE
TO: Heads of all State Departments and Agencies
RE: Recision of Executive Order Number Five Declaring a Moratorium on Hiring of Personnel
WHEREAS, Executive Order Number Five, approved on April 15, 1969, established a moratorium on the hiring of personnel; and
WHEREAS, this step was taken to slow down state hiring and to reduce costs; and
WHEREAS, with the cabinet form of government it is possible for secretaries to keep track of hiring within their departments and to establish any ground rules they find necessary:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare and order as follows:
1. The moratorium on hiring (or "job freeze") contained in Executive Order Number Five is hereby ended.
0. Cabinet secretaries are instructed to take appropriate steps to insure that new employees are hired only as necessary.
Approved this 5th day of August, 1970.
(GREAT SEAL) RUSSELL W. PETERSON
Secretary of State