Reduction in Force Outcomes


DeKalb’s FY2011 budget included a Reduction in Force (RIF) plan to close a budget gap of a couple million. Here is how it played out for about a dozen AFSCME union members who got laid off as part of the RIF in June 2010.

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Yes, you’re reading it right. Responses to questions submitted to the city manager’s office confirm that some AFSCME-affiliated employees did not work and got paid twice for the last half of 2010. DeKalb was on the hook for regular compensation because of the contractual obligations and for unemployment compensation because the city does not pay unemployment insurance.

The following documents were obtained under Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Redactions are mine. Click on any to see larger images.