California City Correctional Facility (CAC) is scheduled to close as of March 31, 2024.

Our Union is working on this issue closely and will be sharing additional information as we receive it.

The first phase of this closure will be the Voluntary Transfer Process (VTP) which is a process impacted employees may choose to participate in which assists them in transferring to a different facility well before the final closure. Our Union is currently negotiating the parameters of this process and will provide updates on that agreement once it has been finalized.

 You also can direct questions via email to:

We encourage you to check this page regularly for updates.

Closure Update: LVN Classification Added to CAC Closure Mitigation

We recently learned from CCHCS that they have expanded their In-County mitigation process related to the closure of CAC to include employees in the LVN classification. Inclusion of LVNs in this process means that the LVN classification will not be part of the layoff process when CAC closes as there are enough vacancies in Kern County for impacted LVNs to fill so all impacted LVNs will be placed at a different facility in Kern County.

CAC/CMC VTP Agreement

CAC VTP Financial Agreement Fully Signed 8.1.2023.pdf

CAC VTP Agreement Fully Signed 8.1.2023.pdf

CAC/CMC VTP Agreement FAQs

Q. What is VTP?

A. VTP is a Voluntary Transfer Process that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and its division – California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) use as part of the institutional closure procedures. VTP allows employees who may otherwise be at risk of going through the layoff process to select a vacant position elsewhere.

Q. Who is eligible to participate in VTP?

Q. What positions are available in VTP?

Q. Why can’t I transfer to somewhere inside Kern County?

Q. Why can’t I transfer to somewhere inside Riverside County?

Q. Why are Laboratory Assistants and Dental Assistants at CMC included in this process?

Q. What positions can I transfer to during VTP?

Q. I’m in a Limited Term position right now.  Can I participate in VTP?

Q. Will the only positions offered during VTP be at other institutions?

Q. What happens if another institution (besides CVSP) is announced as slated for closure during the VTP?

Q. What support can I receive if I have to move to take a new position?

Q. When will I know what new position I am awarded?

Q. Will my transfer be immediate?

Q. What happens if I’m in the process of moving and the Department changes my transfer date?

Q. Why does my VTP packet have information about other employee seniority scores in Kern County?

Q. What happens if I don’t want to participate in VTP?

Informational sessions regarding CAC closure

Our Union is hosting Zoom informational sessions regarding the Voluntary Transfer Process (VTP) for the upcoming closure of California City Correctional Facility (CAC) and the deactivations of some of the West Yards at California Men’s Colony (CMC).

Sessions will be held on the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, August 8 – 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 am
  • Tuesday, August 8 – 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 10 – 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 pm
  • Friday, August 11 – 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 am

We will share information about the agreement we have negotiated with the State on the VTP process and answer any questions you may have.

These sessions are open to all SEIU Local 1000 represented employees.

The meeting link can be accessed here.

We look forward to you joining us.