The State Worker has received a copy of the "surplus notice" that individual departments are sending out to their least senior employees. Each department will put the notice on its own the letterhead.
The letter will be issued to 20,000 state workers, according to officials in Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration, with a target of 10,000 layoffs by July 1. The Legislative Analyst, however, questions whether that goal is realistic.
Click here to read the letter.
You can see a how the layoff process works on this page of the Department of Personnel Administration's Web site.