Another Wednesday, means another list of layoff notices. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration announced it made 93 more layoffs over the past week bringing the total number up to 3,077. Only 78 of those layoff notices went to executive branch managers. Click here to read Sue Haigh’s piece on how rank-and-file workers feel about that.
“We continue to implement the remaining layoff notices within the executive branch, and now find ourselves working with employees who have bumping rights,” Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes said in a prepared statement. “As we get closer to the weeks in which a large number of our fellow state employees find themselves separated from state payroll, we remain hopeful that the agreement can be ratified and these layoffs and painful spending cuts can be reversed. However, as we’ve said all along, if that doesn’t happen, we need to fill the $1.6 billion hole we may face.”
The announcements of layoffs used to come with press avails by administration officials, but the past two weeks have been distributed by email.