By OPEC Staff
Transfers for Peace Officers awarded through the Statewide Bid Process (SWB) have been announced and the results posted in institutions and on the Layoff Resources web page.
According to figures from the Office of Resource Planning (ORP), there were 512 Non-Parole participants in SWB as a result of the Wave 2 Layoffs process. Of those, 359 were successful and were awarded transfers – 67 in their same county and 292 in a different county. Another 69 learned their positions were no longer impacted and they were no longer eligible for the SWB process.
Eighty transfer bids were unsuccessful. Four marked their paperwork as wishing to take part, but did not select any options for transfer.
On the Parole side, 110 agents took part, and 49 were awarded bids. Of that number, 11 transferred to a different county in the same classification; 6 transferred to a Correctional Officer position in the same county; and 32 transferred to a Correctional Officer position in a different county.
Stacy Lopez-Kassis of ORP said that of the 38 transferring to a Correctional Officer position 28 did not have Correctional Officer in their background and would attend a 6-week transitional academy. The other 10, those with Correctional Officer in their background, would attend a 2-week transitional academy.
Another 38 agents learned their positions were no longer impacted and they were no long eligible for the SWB process.
Twenty transfer bids were unsuccessful. Three agents indicated a desire to participate, but did not select any options.
Transfers awarded through the SWB process are binding and irrevocable. An employee awarded a transfer is expected to report for work at the new location on July 23. Failure to do so could result in AWOL separation. A different report date can be negotiated between supervisors at the old and new work locations.