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Connecticut state employee layoffs continue, more expected

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There have been more workforce reductions. (WFSB photo) There have been more workforce reductions. (WFSB photo)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB/AP) -

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget office says 825 jobs have been eliminated so far from the executive branch of Connecticut's government and more state employee layoffs are expected.

The figure announced Thursday by the Office of Policy and Management marks 76 addition job cuts since the agency's previous June 29 announcement. The figure does not include jobs already eliminated in higher education or the state's judicial branch.

In early June, the number of jobs that had been eliminated were 712.

The latest list of employees receiving pink slips to help balance the state budget include employees at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington and the state's Department of Rehabilitative Services.

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. on Aging  1 1 0
Dept. of Children and Families 141 127  14
Dept. of Developmental Services 132 113 19
Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection 2 0 2
Dept. of Motor Vehicles 2 0 2
Dept. of Banking 1 0 1
Dept. of Correction 247 187 60
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 138 87 51
Military Dept. 1 1 0
Office of Governmental Accountability 15 12 1
Dept. of Education 13 13 0
Dept. of State Comptroller 2 0 2
Dept. of Transportation 3 0 3
Dept. of Rehabilitative Services 42 42 0
Office of Secretary of State 5 4 1
University of Connecticut Health Center 158 155 3
TOTAL 994 825 169

Affected employees will continue to receive their salary and maintain state benefits throughout a contractual notice period.

The state is looking to eliminate 2,500 employees through a combination of layoffs, retirements and attrition. As of March 31, there were 31,200 state employees.  

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