Oregon House votes to trim state managers

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- The Oregon House has approved a bill aimed at trimming the ranks of management in state government.

The House voted 58-2 on Tuesday to approve the measure, sending it to the Senate.

The measure is a response to a report by a public employee union that said some agencies are bloated with supervisors as well as managers who do not oversee employees.

It would direct legislative budget writers to set an employee-to-manager ratio of 11-to-1 when possible in agencies with at least 100 employees. There is no deadline to reach the goal.

Oregon's largest public employee union, the Service Employees International Union, says the average employee-to-manager ratio is 5.7-to-1.