Nov 022004
Authors: Megan Read

Colorado voters decided not to pass Referendum A in the 2004


Referendum A would have included changes in testing and hiring

procedures for filling vacancies in the state personnel system, the

exemption of 140 additional state employees from the state service

system and the transferring of certain oversight responsibilities

from the State Personnel Board to the executive director of the

Department of Personnel and Administration.

The referendum would also have allowed the legislature to change

certain state personnel policies and procedures by law and also to

expand veterans’ hiring preferences to include members of the

National Guard.

Supporters believe this referendum would have allowed the

constitution to update the maintenance of the state’s workforce,

which has not changed in 85 years. Also, the governor’s

administration would have been allowed to hire people who share the

governor’s ethics.

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