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State review faults long-term ‘temp’ jobs

Some state agencies have routinely used temporary workers to circumvent restrictions on hiring traditional staff, a tactic that costs the state money and creates sharp differences in the ways government workers are treated, according to a report by Inspector General Glenn Cunha’s office.

The Dec. 20 report found dozens of “temporary” workers who had been employed by the state for years, including 10 who have worked for the state for more than a decade and 20 more who have worked for state government for at least five years.

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