Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) Closure


Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) Closure

The Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) will be closing as of September 30, 2021, and our Union is working on this issue closely. The Department is still finalizing their timeline and larger closure plan, and we will be updating this page with information as we receive it.

We know that this is a difficult process for everyone impacted, and we know that ensuring access to correct information is critical. As we gain additional information about this process, you can submit questions or concerns about the closure to


DVI Closure SROA Phase Update

DVI Closure SROA Phase Update 

Our Union has received the notice of the SROA phase of the DVI closure from CalHR for both CDCR and CCHCS. The closure date is still set for September 30, 2021.

Our Union team will be meeting with the departments to negotiate the process of this phase focusing on reducing as much impact on employees as possible. Meeting dates have not yet been set. 


Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) Voluntary Transfer Process (VTP) Agreement
Update as of April 13, 2021

Our Union met and conferred with CDCR regarding the Voluntary Transfer Process (VTP) at Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) related to the facility closure. We secured an agreement with the Department to support our members in this process.

Please CLICK HERE to view the agreement.

Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) Voluntary Transfer Process (VTP) Agreement FAQs:


Update as of January 4, 2021

We have been informed by CDCR and CCHCS that on January 4, 2021, the Department will be sending documents related to the initial calculation of seniority scores for department employees both at Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) and employees at surrounding San Joaquin CDCR worksites that could possibly be impacted by the DVI closure. This information will be sent both electronically and via hard copy by mail and will include documentation that allows an employee to update their initial scores.  


DVI Closure Process Information Update
Update as of October 29, 2020

We are very appreciative to those of you who made time to attend one of our virtual informational meetings regarding the DVI closure process, as well as to all of you who reached out via email for information. Others share many of the questions we received, so we put together answers from the department to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding the closure. 


Virtual Town Hall

Join us for a virtual town hall meeting to learn about the DVI closure and the State Restriction of Appointment (SROA) process.

Scheduled Meetings

Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. 

Friday, October 16, 2020 at 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Friday, October 16, 2020 at 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Please RSVP here to join any one of the above meetings.