Layoffs ordered at UConn Health Center

UConn's John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington

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UConn’s Health Center in Farmington

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration served layoff notices Monday to 89 state employees at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington.

These primarily involve health care positions associated with the Department of Correction’s inmate care program.

Coupled with 262 pink slips served last week, Monday’s notices brings the total of executive branch layoffs ordered to date to 351.

Most of those layoffs were centered on three departments: Children and Families, Social Services, and Mental Health and Addiction Services. Four layoffs were ordered last week at the Department of Economic and Community Development.

Those layoffs do not include another 126 pink slips issued by the Judicial Branch to its workers last Thursday.

Proposals from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the legislature include cuts to court operations for 2016-17 that range from $47 million to $75 million. Branch officials also say they are developing plans to close multiple courthouses, though specific details haven’t been announced to date.