Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget office could begin sending out layoff notices to state employees this week as the two sides remain unable to reach an agreement on $700 million in labor savings for next fiscal year.
Malloy told reporters last week that his administration “won’t be asking people to leave” their jobs while negotiations are ongoing, though.
“I hope we’ll get an agreement,” Malloy said. “I’m a little less hopeful than I was last week, but I’m still hopeful that we’ll get an agreement.”
Office of Policy and Management spokesman Chris McClure reiterated the point Monday, saying the notices can be rescinded if OPM and the State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition are able to reach an agreement on concessions.