SCIF announces layoffs affecting employees throughout state
1:59 PM - October 6, 2011
The State Compensation Insurance Fund (State Fund) has announced that layoffs will take place, affecting employees throughout the state
“It’s outrageous that we are learning about this now – just after completing a battle over jobs and work locations at State Fund,” said Margarita Maldonado, Local 1000 vice president for bargaining. “It’s clear that State Fund’s business model isn’t working and that management saw these layoffs coming, even when we were fighting to mitigate the effects of downsizing earlier this year.”
A layoff plan still has to be approved by the Department of Personnel Administration before State Restriction of Appointment (SROA) notices can be issued.
“Local 1000 will vigorously enforce its contract which provides numerous guarantees protecting members’ rights during layoffs,” Maldonado said. “We’ll do everything possible to mitigate the effects of these reductions on our members.”