FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov.-elect Matt Bevin has started a website to take applications for people who want to work in his administration.
The website, www.bevintransition.com, went live on Wednesday. It is operated by a group of volunteers Bevin picked to assist him with hiring staff.
The vast majority of Kentucky state government jobs are hired through the Personnel Cabinet. But nearly 1,000 jobs are classified as “non-merit” positions, giving Bevin authority to hire and fire people for those jobs.
The website says Bevin wants to hire people who “share his traditional values.” It invites people registered in both political parties and as independents to apply, adding they will be reviewed for their qualifications, integrity and their “demonstrated commitment to the policy objectives of the Bevin Administration.”