ORP extends call line hours on three days

By OPEC Staff

Letters have been mailed to CDCR employees eligible to participate in transfer opportunities that may improve their chances of avoiding layoff during Wave 3.

The letters mailed by the Office of Resource Planning (ORP) contain worksheets for either the Statewide Bid Process (SWB) or the Voluntary Transfer Process (VTP), depending on whether the employee is in a peace officer or non-peace officer classification.

Both SWB and VTP are outside the layoff process, so participation does not guarantee that an employee who moves as a result of either process would not be impacted by the layoff process.

ORP has posted videos on the Layoff Resources web page explaining the SWB and VTP processes. Also available on the page are sample letters and worksheets, as well as frequently asked questions (FAQs); a glossary of frequently used terms; resources; labor agreements dealing with the layoff process; and methods of contacting the ORP Customer Service Unit.

Also on the Layoff Resources web page is a link to the SWB/VTP worksheet tracker. The tracker allows an employee to determine whether his/her SWB or VTP worksheet has been received by ORP without having to email or call the ORP Customer Service Unit.

To help employees with questions about the SWB or VTP worksheets, ORP has expanded the hours for the ORP Customer Service Unit call line – (877) 297-5599. The line will be staffed Saturday, Jan. 12, from 8 a.m. to noon and on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 14-15, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.