Ige Extends Deadline After Receiving 800 Applications
By Wendy Osher
Governor-elect David Ige is extending the deadline to submit applications for some 42 department heads, deputies, and other top officials for his administration.
The initial deadline passed on Nov. 16, but Ige has since extended the deadline through 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. Applications and resumes can be submitted ONLINE at this LINK.
Since the deadline, Ige said he has received numerous emails and information from the site administrator sharing that due to the volume of residents accessing the site, many were not able to log in by the original deadline. As of the original deadline, more than 800 applications had been submitted.
Since the November general election, Ige has announced two cabinet and department head appointments:
- Mike McCartney, chief executive officer of the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority, is leaving his post effective Nov. 21 to accept a new position as chief of staff for Governor-elect David Ige; and
- Ford Fuchigami is being appointed by Ige to return to his previous role as Director of the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation.
Ige and his Lieutenant Governor, Shan Tsutsui officially begin the new administration on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014.
In announcing the search for applicants, Governor-elect Ige said he is seeking the “best-qualified individuals to serve in his cabinet, who also adhere to his three basic principles of leadership: be open and honest in communication; be respectful of all people and points of view; and do the right thing the right way.”
In addition to cabinet, director, and deputy director positions, Ige said individuals are also invited to apply for other staff positions, as well as board and commission positions.