Department of Natural Resources faces budget crisis, at least 50 layoffs on the way

John Frampton, director of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources announced yesterday that the agency is facing a budget crisis and can no longer make its payroll.

The agency has been hurting for a while and has tried to remedy the situation by taking numerous cost-saving actions, closing 16 offices and combining the fisheries and law-enforcement divisions.

The attempts have failed.

A letter was distributed to all 689 personnel yesterday that warns employees to expect a staff reduction of at least 50 people as well as 10-day furloughs in the coming fiscal year.

Get all the details in The Post and Courier.

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