The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

August 26, 2011
Corrections launches layoff information website

110826 CDCR layoff banner.JPGAs the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation faces unprecedented downsizing and layoffs, it's firing up a "CDCR Employee Layoff Resources" website that aims to deliver news and policy information to its employees and the public.

CDCR spokesman Paul Verke said the department will continually update the site with evolving information about facility closure and staff reduction plans. It's also intended as a go-to resource for the nuts-and-bolts details of personnel policies, civil service rules, the layoff process, seniority scores, and other CDCR job issues.

Employees also will find a frequently asked questions page, links to sites with job search and résumé tips and links to the department's employee wellness site, which includes suggestions for coping with the layoff process.


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