The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

November 1, 2011
SEIU trains staff, leaders on fine points of realignment

SEIU Local 1000 says that it has trained 30 staff and member leaders who will conduct meetings with Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation employees about the agency's voluntary transfer process as it goes through realignment.

The voluntary transfer program is complicated and still has a few kinks to work out. Last week, for example, a snafu involving the department's lists of jobs slated for elimination and open positions surfaced. (When the lists are fixed, CDCR will post them on its Layoff Resources webpage.)

Since the start of realignment, officials have expected some problems. After all, we're talking about changing a far-flung department with more employees than the City of Rancho Cordova has residents.

Which is why SEIU has trained the task force to get its affected members up to speed and armed them with this summary of the realignment process and its impact on members' jobs:

CDCR Realignment Booklet

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