The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

September 17, 2009
Corrections says it will lay off up to 900 employees

This in from CDCR:

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is cutting adult offender rehabilitation programs, reducing headquarters staff and creating new efficiencies to save over $280 million in response to the department's plan to achieve a $1.2 billion budget reduction. ...

Overall, program-related reductions are anticipated to eliminate more than 1,000 positions, but because of existing vacancies, the number of actual layoffs is expected to be somewhere between 600 and 900, depending upon final negotiations. ...

Over the next few months, CDCR will be working with affected labor organizations to implement these changes. Final decisions regarding new program models will be pending those negotiations.

Click here to read the department's announcement, which includes more details about its budget cuts.

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