Reduction In Force

 

RIF questions?

Please call

(213) 241-6315

 

 

For additional resources for laid-off employees, please click here to visit the California Labor Federation site.

 

OVERVIEW - REDUCTION IN FORCE (RIF)

 

THE BOARD VOTED ON PERSONNEL REDUCTIONS. WHAT HAPPENS NOW?

 

The District is currently planning additional cuts in approximately 242 classifications. 

 

Once the seniority calculations are complete, placements can then be made based on seniority rights of the employees.  Because there are not very many vacancies, we may not be able to accommodate specific employee requests for geographical preference, etc.  Employees who are impacted by the cuts will receive a letter from our office.  This is not a precautionary notice such as you may have heard about for certificated employees. These are very specific notice letters, and they are real.  There are several different letters that an employee may receive: (1) one letter explains that you will need to move to a different location; (2) one letter explains that you will have to move to a lower classification; and (3) one letter explains that unfortunately you will be separated from the District.

 

We want to relay to employees who have been laid off or bumped back to lower positions of their available options to help them make informed decisions. Our goal is to place employees into available and suitable positions whenever possible.

 

The names of the employees laid off from a class are ranked in seniority order on a reemployment list. Typically, the order on the reemployment list cannot be changed unless names are 1) added because of subsequent layoffs or 2) removed because of placements, retirements, expirations, etc.  If you receive an offer, even if it is in a different local district you were previously working in, your best option would be to accept the assignment. You may request a transfer to another location after being placed. Refusing assignments now may affect your reemployment order in subsequent layoffs since other people further down on the current reemployment list may accept the assignments that you refuse and therefore earn seniority while working in those assignments. (Please keep in mind that your name will be removed from the reemployment list if you refuse three regular-status offers or if you are laid off from the District and 39 months pass.)

 

(Updated 5/9/11)

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

LAYOFF, REEMPLOYMENT, AND CHANGE IN BASIS INFORMATION FOR CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES

 

If you have received a Reduction in Force Notice and have questions, please click on the link to the "FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS" provided below.  If you still have questions, please call (213) 241-6315 (please have your employee number available).  Personnel Commission staff will document your question and forward to an Assignment Technician who will research your question and contact you.   The window of 45 days before the effective date of your change of assignment or layoff gives staff the time to research and remedy any issues. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

 

To view FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS on Layoff, Reemployment, and Change in Basis, please click on the link below.

FAQs on Layoff, Reemployment, and Change in Basis for Classified Employees  (Updated 6/29/11)

 

THE MATCHING PROGRAM

 

The Matching Program is available to employees affected by RIF who are interested in being matched with an employee in another local district (same classification, same basis and hours) who is also interested in “switching assignments” to be in a preferred local district (not site). 

 

This program is open to affected employees in the classifications of Senior Office Technician, Office Technician and Library Aide (3 hours only).  

 

If you have recently received a reduction-in-force letter for the district-wide reductions and can answer YES to the following questions, you are eligible to participate in the matching program. 

 

  1. I have received a reassignment notice to report to a new work location effective July 26, 2012
  2. I have been reassigned to work in a Local District that is different than the Local District in which I am currently working.
  3. I wish to make myself available to work in a specific Local District other than where I have been reassigned.
  4. I have been reassigned to one of the following job classifications:

·   Senior Office Technician

·   Office Technician

·   Library Aide (3 hour assignments only)

 

If you have answered “yes” to all of the above statements, please click on the link below to complete the Request for School or Office Assignment in an Alternate Local District form.

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 2012.

 

  

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

If you have questions or need more information about Reduction in Force, please call (213) 241-6315. 

 

RESOURCES FOR LAID-OFF EMPLOYEES WITH CHILDREN

The Children’s Health Access and Medi-Cal Program (CHAMP) can assist parents to enroll their children into health insurance programs.  In the event that the family must use COBRA to cover the family, it would enable the parents to pay lower COBRA premiums by getting their children enrolled in another program. CHAMP is also rolling out a new demonstration project in the District where families may obtain assistance with enrolling in other programs in addition to the children’s health insurance, such as Adult Medi-Cal, Food Stamps, WIC, Cal-Works, Earned Income Tax Credit and Low auto insurance. For more information, please call the CHAMP Helpline at 1-866-742-2273, or click here.

 

 

 

SECURITY PROCEDURES AT BEAUDRY HEADQUARTERS

The District utilizes a visitor management security system. In order to gain entrance to the building, visitors will be required to present a valid picture identification to security staff in the lobby.