66°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Wed
86°
67°
20%
Thu
86°
70°
80%
Fri
83°
74°
80%

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Civil service commission rejects DHH layoff plan

3 years ago Wednesday, February 01, 2012 3:40:06 PM CST February 01, 2012 Wednesday, February 01 2012 Feb 1, 2012 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE- A plan that involves laying off dozens of IT workers in the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has been defeated.

Members of the Civil Service Commission complained about a lack of information from DHH to make a decision.  The move included privatizing most of the information technology work and transferring control to the University of New Orleans.

Opponents say the move would save move and make the department more efficient.  A lawyer for the IT workers says it is hard to determine where the savings are in billions of dollars in private contracts signed by the state.

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
Sunny
81°
58°
Wed
Partly Cloudy
86°
67°
Thu
T-Storms
86°
70°
Fri
T-Storms
83°
74°
Sat
AM Clouds / PM Sun
89°
67°