State layoffs increase on Tuesday - WFSB 3 Connecticut

State layoffs increase on Tuesday

Posted: Updated:
(WFSB photo) (WFSB photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

More layoff notices went out to state employees on Tuesday.

Out of a total state executive branch workforce of 31,200 as of March 31 (excluding higher education), 712 positions have been reduced during this ongoing process, state officials said.

Officials continue to say there will be additional reduction notices in the future, all as an effort to balance the state’s budget deficit.

To reduce the budget, the governor said he is proposing cuts to the state workforce by 2,500. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the 2,500 number is not strictly layoffs with the rest will be made up of retirements and an unfilled positions.

Department Total Noticed Noticed Due To Plan Noticed Due To Bumping
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner 1 1 0
Dept. of Administrative Services 4 0 4
Dept. of Children and Families 135 127 8
Dept. of Developmental Services 116 113 3
Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection 2 0 2
Dept. of Motor Vehicles 1 0 1
Dept. of Banking 1 0 1
Dept. of Correction 187 187 0
Dept. of Social Services 81 78 3
Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs 1 0 1
Dept. of Economic and Community Development 4 4 0
Dept. of Mental Health and Addiction Services 147 87 49
Military Dept. 1 1 0
Office of Governmental Accountability 21 12 1
Dept. of Education 13 13 0
University of Connecticut Health Center 89 89 0
TOTAL 785 712 73

Copyright 2016 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.