State of Alaska, Department of Administration, Division of Personnel and Labor Relations

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Provide policy, consultative guidance, and direct human resource services to State of Alaska Executive Branch agencies.

Labor Relations:

Our mission is to achieve the purposes of the Public Employment Relations Act by acting as the executive branch representative in contract negotiations and contract administration matters.

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Partial-Shutdown Layoff FAQ

On May 18, 2015 Governor Walker sent a letter to State employees regarding the Fiscal Year 2016 budget transmitted to his Office by the Legislature and his subsequent decision to veto unfunded items. Going forward, should the Legislature not pass a fully funded budget prior to July 1, 2015, funding will solely be available for critical positions of life, health, and safety.

On June 1, 2015, a majority of State employees will receive a layoff notice, effective July 1, 2015.

In order to address questions employees may have as we move forward, the Division of Personnel and Labor Relations has created a FAQ. We want this document to give you accurate, up-to-date information.

We will make every attempt to answer your questions. If upon review of the FAQ, you do not see the answer to your question, please feel free to email your questions to Dana Phillips at Questions and answers will be added to the FAQ or individually answered as needed.

Thank-you for your patience as we work through this unprecedented event.

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