Some Physicians working within the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation have received a memorandum from Receiver Clark Kelso regarding the reduced inmate population and the possibility of layoffs within California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS).

The layoffs mentioned in the memorandum are not official.  Neither the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) nor UAPD have been noticed by the Receiver about the Phase II layoffs of Physicians.  CalHR has contacted the Receiver’s staff to advise them that their office has not yet begun the State Restriction of Appointments (SROA) process, nor have they proposed a layoff procedure to CalHR.  If and when that material arrives at the CalHR for review, that process can easily take 120 days.  UAPD will update members when more information is known.