The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

November 21, 2011
State Fund's layoff deal unavailable for staff who already left

111111 axe.jpgA question has come up from a few State Worker blog users about the severance package that the State Compensation Insurance Fund is offering employees in danger of layoff: Can State Fund staff who recently decided to leave rather than move or be terminated get the package?

We didn't think the offer could be made retroactive, but just to be sure, we emailed the question to State Fund spokeswoman Jennifer Vargen.

"This is only for current employees in classifications identified for layoff," Vargen said in a responding email.


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