How many times does the question need to be asked? Why would anyone give the task of deciding which employee should be furloughed or terminated to the very people that made the incompetent decisions that got us into the financial mess we are in. Look at the Depart. of Correctons, Western Youth Institution, Mroganton. Ask why WYI has the only Operations Department in the state that works 8AM to maybe 3:30 or 4:00 PM with lunch lasting a min. of 1 hr. 15 min. : never work on holidays or weekends. Could it have anything to do with the fact that the Assistant Superintendent was Captain of Operations and now runs the entire institution.
This is the time to get rid of those positions in state government that are not needed and have no value to the betterment of our citizens, i.e. teachers and education administrators at state developmental disability centers. We can save millions.
Laying off unqualified or under-performing workers is not inhumane - actually it is far more humane than letting them continue their time in a job that doesn't create any real value for the state.
the truely humane choice is to quit the bureaucratic blunderland.