Still no big layoffs in state government from what we can tell, despite the tough talk last summer.
"There are no new developments with layoffs," DPA spokeswoman Lynelle Jolley told The State Worker.
Meanwhile, SEIU Local 1000's Cindie Fonseca, gave us a list of Corrections layoffs planned for Bargaing Unit 1 administrative staff (26 layoffs), Bargaining Unit 3 teachers (642 layoffs) and Bargaining Unit 4 clerical and support (49 layoffs). Fonseca said that the BU 3 layoffs equal 45 percent of the Corrections employees in that job class.
Those layoffs would start around the first of the year, Fonseca said, and she's on the list.
We've called CDCR to confirm. We'll update this post or publish another when we hear back from them.
What's the takeaway from this? Have the usual moves -- eliminating vacant positions, transfers out of targeted jobs, and the like -- been exhausted? Are state workers facing real layoffs next year, especially if the economy doesn't improve and the state's tax revenues don't bounce back? Or is this yet another drill, despite what CDCR has told Local 1000?