Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

3,100 Apply to Retire from City Hall Early

Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

erip-3.jpg

The city of Los Angeles is looking at losing 2,400 employees over the next six months in a budget-saving project called the Early Retirement Incentive Program (see LAist's background story on ERIP here). Those who were eligible under the program had to put in an application. In all, 3,100 applied. 400 have already retired meaning there are 2,000 spots left. Throughout 2010, we'll see the swiss cheese reality that Los Angeles city hall will become. Will the LAPD lose 255 civilian positions forcing officers who should be on the streets to work desk jobs? Will Recreation & Parks lose 220 people, signaling the closure of some parks? Will LADOT see a 10% staff reduction? The nearly full list, via OurLA.org, by department is below:

Department/Count
AGING 6
AIRPORTS 225
ANIMAL SERVICES 11
BUILDING & SAFETY 113
CAO 6
CDD 32
CITY ATTORNEY OFFICE 83
CITY CLERK 27
CITY ETHICS COMMISSION 1
CONTROLLER OFFICE 32
COUNCIL 5
CULTURAL AFFAIRS 11
DISABILITY 3
EL PUEBLO 1
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT 1
EMPLOYEE RELATIONS BOARD 1
FIRE & POLICE PENSION 10
FIRE DEPARTMENT - CIVILIAN 38
GENERAL SERVICES 208
HARBOR 70
HOUSING 52
HUMAN SERVICES 1
ITA 79
LA CONVENTION CENTER 23
LACERS 11
LIBRARY 137
NEIGHBORHOOD EMPOWERMENT 3
OFFICE OF FINANCE 32
PERSONNEL 54
PLANNING 40
POLICE DEPARTMENT - CIVILIAN 255
PUBLIC WORKS 27
PW - CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION 40
PW - ENGINEERING 156
PW - SANITATION 231
PW - STREET LIGHTING 24
PW - STREET MAINTENANCE 5
PW - STREET SERVICES 118
RECREATION & PARKS 220
TRANSPORTATION 163
TREASURER OFFICE 2
ZOO 20

Total* 2,577