Donna Arduin

Donna Arduin, the now former director of the governor’s budget office, speaks during an appearance at Everett’s Mat-Su Resort Friday, March 29, 2019.

WASILLA — Donna Arduin is no longer the state’s Director of Office Management and Budget, according to Matt Shuckerow, Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s press secretary.

Arduin will immediately transition from her former position to a new role as an adviser, Shuckerow said in a release issued late Monday afternoon.

“Ms. Arduin has been very instrumental in contributing a lot of tactics and a lot of ways to analyze this budget, and a way for us to look at budget reductions and to find efficiencies within the government. We’re all very appreciative of that effort, and that’s why she’ll continue on if she desires, in an Advisory role as we move forward,” Ben Stevens, Dunleavy’s chief of staff, said during a conference call with the media Monday.

Arduin’s final day as a state employee is Oct. 1.

“A contract as an advisor will be presented to Ms. Arduin at a reduced compensation rate with a reduced scope of work,” Shuckerow said in the release.

OMB Deputy Director Laura Cramer will be an interim director, Shuckerow said, until a new director is announced.

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