California Correctional Supervisors Organization has filed a furlough lawsuit naming the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the Department of Personnel Administration as defendants. The group, whose Web site you can view by clicking here, makes this argument:
Thus, correctional supervisors are required to work a 40 hour work week, of which three work days (24 hours) per month are uncompensated with the hope that the Department, depending upon staffing levels, will allow supervisors to take "furlough days" off from work during the pay period in which they are accrued. The decision to allow a correctional supervisor to take a furlough day is at the discretion of their supervisor and on many occasions correctional supervisors are not allowed to take furlough days during the pay period in which they are accrued. As such, plaintiff alleges that correctional supervisors are not being fully compensated for work performed for the State of California and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation during the pay period in which the work was performed.
The organization filed its lawsuit in Sacramento Superior Court on Nov. 6. Click here to download the 7-page brief.