By OPEC Staff

CDCR employees impacted by Wave 3 Layoffs will be receiving letters from the Office of Resource Planning (ORP) that contain Option Worksheets tailored for the individual employee. The letters were mailed Tuesday.

The options for each employee are based on the employee’s impacted classification, primary demotional pattern, and personal demotional pattern. A primary demotion is based on a classification.

For example, a Staff Services Manager III can demote to a Staff Services Manager II, which can then demote to a Staff Services Manager I. An employee’s personal demotional pattern is to classifications the employee has held on a permanent basis – excluding classifications specific to another state agency.

The employee is asked to look at the list of vacancies available, choose those that would be acceptable, and then rank them in descending order of preference, 1,2, 3, etc. The employee also has the option to resign, retire, or elect to be laid off.

After an employee has studied the Options Worksheet and ranked which, if any, options would be acceptable, the worksheet must be signed, and faxed to the fax number listed at the bottom of each page or it can be signed, scanned and e-mailed in PDF format to the e-mail address on the worksheet. The worksheet must be returned to ORP by Thursday, Feb. 28.

Answers to questions about the Options Worksheet can be found in the list of Frequently Ask Questions on the CDCR Layoff Resources webpage.  The webpage also will soon contain a link to a video explaining the Options Worksheet.

Also, an employee who has any questions regarding the Options Worksheet can contact the ORP Customer Service Unit, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at (877) 297-5599, or by email at

Next week, the ORP Customer Service Unit will offer expanded hours, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, the day worksheets are due.