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Ohio asks vendors to take pay cuts as pandemic crunches budget

June 22, 2020

Ohio officials last week asked state-government vendors, including technology suppliers, to take 15% cuts to their payment as the state attempts to weather the financial fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a letter to vendors last Friday, Matthew Damschroder, head of the state Department of Administrative Services, wrote that his and other agencies have been directed by Gov. Mike DeWine to “reduce expenditures due to the economic conditions” brought on by the health crisis ahead of the state’s new fiscal year, which begins July 1.

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