November 16, 2007

Here's the List of State Job Cuts

Marc Comtois

Here is the list of state job cuts (PDF). Looks like MHRH took the biggest hit, with nurses and nurse's aides, cooks and cooks helpers, janitors and administrative staff taking the biggest hits. According to the press release:

One hundred and fifty three state employees received layoff notices Thursday (the position titles for which are included on the attached “A List by Agency”). Another 330 received notices that their positions are targeted for elimination by the end of the current fiscal year in June 2008 (the position titles for which are included on the attached “B List by Agency”).

In total, the state has targeted approximately 536 positions for elimination, either immediately or through the course of the current fiscal year. However, not all notices were delivered to all affected employees yesterday. The remaining notices will be delivered over the course of the coming weeks. Additions, adjustments or revisions to the list will be provided to the media as they become finalized.

The elimination of a currently targeted 536 positions is projected to save approximately $41.6 million per year, beginning in the next fiscal year. The average savings per state employee position being eliminated – including salary and benefits – is approximately $77,648.

We'll see if that number is still $41.6 million after all of the bumping.

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Somebody please explain to me why MHRH needed so many cook's helpers? We just canned 25 of them!

Posted by: Greg at November 16, 2007 1:50 PM

Greg, just a guess but the union contract may put a limit on the number of #10 cans an employee may open and serve on a shift.

Posted by: Jake4RI at November 16, 2007 4:48 PM

Oh No!!!! Not the cooooook's helpers. Jerzyk will be having a few drinks tonight.
"Turn out the lights the party's over"
Dandy Don Meredith

Posted by: Mike at November 16, 2007 7:15 PM
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