The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

November 5, 2009
Corrections releases SROA and layoff numbers

Here are the Corrections and Rehabilitation Department's SROA numbers and the actual number of positions slated for elimination, according to spokeswoman Peggy Bengs:

SROA notices delivered:
Academic teachers: 753
Vocational instructors: 241
Total: 994

Actual layoffs:
Academic teachers: 416
Vocational instructors: 176
Total: 592

Bengs gave us those figures on Wednesday afternoon. She said that the layoffs are slated for the end of January.

The numbers and layoff date differ from what we received from SEIU Local 1000 a week ago and reported in this blog post. Sources familiar with CDCR's layoff plans tell us that the numbers are in constant flux and that the department has yet to settle on one course of action.

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