Starting this thread as an information sharing archive for layoffs occuring in CDCR as part of the realignment strategy.
In early october a memo was sent out by Kelso, the reciever, about possible future layoffs occuring due to staff realignments. In a nutshell, facilities will be staffed based on acuity rather than census. Also, CTC-certified facilities (Like Centinnela, CMC, etc) will be awarded larger budgets for staffing based on this acuity based staffing. This is a concern for me because I am still Limited Term and only have a few months under my belt. I'm hoping this thread will serve as an information sharing hub where we can share information about impaction and options for those who might be affected by the layoff wave.
As of now, Option Letters (possible layoff notices) will be sent out Nov 26th and although the dotted line has yet to be signed by higher sacramento powers, if the layoff strategy goes into effect there is a perspective date of April-2013 as the month layoffs take place.
Interestingly enough, however, is the fact that the new Stockton Correctional Hospital is set to open up in June/July 2013--if everything goes as planned. 440 Nurses are expected to be hired; I am not sure how this demand for nurses will affect the layoff strategy but it is something to keep an eye on.
Hoping for the best.