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Department of Administrative Services Releases Updated Information Regarding Federal Government Shutdown Iowa Impact

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Contact: Caleb Hunter, 515-725-2017

 Department of Administrative Services Releases Updated Information Regarding Federal Government Shutdown Iowa Impact

Des Moines – Today, Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) and the Department of Public Defense (DPD)  announced an update regarding temporary layoffs as a result of the federal government shutdown first announced on Thursday, October 3, 2013.

Layoffs affecting employees covered under the American Federation of State, County and Municipal (AFSCME) contract originally scheduled to be effective as of the close of business October 17, 2013, will now be effective on Friday, October 11, 2013. The new temporary layoff date applies to approximately 49 employees at IWD and, as released yesterday by DPD, approximately 100 employees at that Department.

These changes are the result of discussions between leadership at The Iowa Department of Administrative Services (DAS) and AFSCME in an effort to avoid a permanent reduction in force and minimize the effects of the federal government shutdown.

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