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New Web Page Available For CDCR Employees

Site is dedicated to providing timely information about layoffs to department employees

Sacramento — The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has launched a new page on its website to provide its employees with critical information as the department goes through the largest staff reduction in its history.

The “Layoff Resources” page, accessible from CDCR’s website at, provides current information about personnel policies, civil service rules and the layoff process, seniority scores, and other personnel-related issues. The page also provides links to programs that can help employees cope with the stress of change.

The multiple rounds of staff reductions at CDCR stem from the Governor’s order reducing 400 positions from headquarters office; the closing of some Division Juvenile Justice facilities; and the implementation of Assembly Bill 109, which realigns the responsibilities between state prisons and county jails for lower-level offenders.

The “Layoff Resources” page will include links to pages about AB 109, as well as the Three-Judge Court’s order to reduce the inmate population by 34,000 over the next two years.

For more information on CDCR or to visit the web pages mentioned above, visit the department’s website at