Penn State institutes hiring freeze

Penn State implemented a hiring freeze on Monday as the university aims to balance an operating budget that had a nearly $200 million deficit for 2021-22.

Described as “a strategic hiring freeze,” in a university news release issued on Monday afternoon, the measure is expected to be in place until at least summer 2023.

“However, searches to fill critical roles will still move forward as Penn State will continue to hire for positions that support the university in important ways,” the statement said. “This includes positions needed for safety, student success and compliance, among others.”

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