By OPEC Staff

State Restriction of Appointment (SROA) letters are being mailed this week to CDCR employees who could be impacted by the Wave 4 Layoffs.

The Office of Workforce Planning (OWP) 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 OWP Customer Service Unit.
  • Seniority Scores as of May 31, which are used in the Statewide Bid opportunity and  Voluntary Transfer Process.

The Wave 4 SROA letters take effect September 13 and will remain in effect for 120 days – until Jan. 10, 2014.

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.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story had an error.