By OPEC Staff

State Restriction of Appointment (SROA) letters were mailed last week to CDCR employees who could potentially be impacted by the Wave 3 Layoffs.

The Office of Resource Planning (ORP) emphasized that the letters are not “layoff letters,” but notices to employees of the possibility that they could be affected by the layoffs.

Employees facing layoff have options – voluntary demotion, the Statewide Bid opportunity, Voluntary Transfer Process – which, in turn, could affect other employees, necessitating the larger number of letters being sent.

The final number of layoffs will be affected by numerous factors – employees retiring, transferring to other agencies or leaving State service for any reason.

The Layoff Resources website provides an explanation of the layoff process and information that is useful in choosing what course to take to deal with the possibility of being laid off. The website includes a number of postings:

  • An Over/Under report – reductions and vacancies – by location.
  • A step-by-step description of the layoff process.
  • Frequently asked questions.
  • A listing of key dates in the process.
  • A glossary of terms.
  • Copies of labor agreements.
  • Direct email access to the ORP Customer Service Unit.
  • Seniority Scores as of Aug. 1, which are used in the Statewide Bid opportunity, Voluntary Transfer Process, and layoffs.

The Wave 3 SROA letters take effect Dec. 31 and will remain in effect for 120 days – until April 30.

The SROA process was developed to help surplus employees find jobs in other State agencies or in non-affected classifications/counties.  Additionally, the process helps other State agencies fill vacant positions with experienced employees.