Dear Laboratory Employee,
This letter serves to notify you that Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC plans to implement a reduction in force. This notice is required under the Federal and State WARN Acts (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act and California Labor Code, Section 1400, et seq.) requiring at least 60 days notice if there is a reasonable possibility that more than 50 employees may be released within a 30-day period. All flexible term employees are receiving this notice.
The Laboratory currently employs approximately 1100 flexible term employees. Approximately 25 percent of those employees must be released in order to meet anticipated budget shortfalls. As a flexible term employee, you may be impacted by this planned reduction. We expect to complete these reductions by January 31, 2008 and that this will be a permanent release. Affected employees will not have the right to "bump" employees who have less seniority. At the present time, we are determining the job classifications and number of employees within each job classification who will be affected. We will notify individuals who are to be released no later than mid-January.
In the event fewer than 50 employees are released within a 30-day period, you may be notified earlier than mid-December and released prior to January 31. If you are actually released, you will be receiving a separate notification from Strategic Human Capital Management in accordance with Laboratory policy.
Enclosed is a list of internal and external resources you may find helpful. All of these resources are currently available to you.
We truly regret that this workforce restructuring is necessary. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Perko at (925) 422-9501.
Tamara E. Jernigan
Strategic Human Capital Management