By OPEC Staff

CDCR employees impacted by Wave 5 Layoffs will be receiving letters from the Office of Workforce Planning (OWP) that contain Option Worksheets tailored for the individual employee. The letters were mailed Monday, July 28, 2014.

To help employees understand and fill out an Option Worksheet, OWP has scheduled educational sessions at four locations in the state, as well as a WebEx session for those who cannot attend the other sessions in person.  It is encouraged for employees to attend the in-person sessions.

 Northern Region

Date Time Location
Thursday, July 31 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Division of Adult Parole Operations(DAPO) Northern Region HQ, 9825 Goethe Road, Sacramento, CA, 95827 – Suite 200
1 p.m. –  3 p.m. DAPO Oakland Parole Office, 7717 Edgewater Drive, Oakland, CA, 94621 – Suite 100

Central Region

Date Time Location
Tuesday, August 5 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. DAPO Bakersfield Parole Office, 3416 Sillect Avenue, Bakersfield, CA, 93308


 South Region

Date Time Location
Tuesday, August 5 1 p.m. –   3 p.m. DAPO San Fernando Valley Parole Office, 8100 Balboa Place, Van Nuys, CA, 91406


Date Time Location
Wednesday, August 6 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. For individuals who cannot attend the educational sessions in person – specific information to log on will be forthcoming.


The options on the worksheet for each employee are based on the employee’s impacted classification, primary demotional pattern, and personal demotional pattern. A primary demotional pattern is based on the 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 only to classifications the employee has held on a permanent basis – and excludes classifications specific to another state agency.

When filling out the Options Worksheet, the employee is asked to look at the list of vacancies available, choose any 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 OWP by Friday, August 8, 2014.

Answers to questions about the Options Worksheet can be found in the list of Frequently Asked Questions on the CDCR Layoff Resources webpage. For information specific to the Options Worksheets select “Step 4” on the layoff process. This webpage will also contain a Sample Options Worksheet.

An employee with questions regarding the Options Worksheet can contact the CDCR OWP at (877) 297-5599, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by email to the OWP Help Desk: Questions are answered in the order received.