An announcement is expected from the Whitmer administration later this afternoon announcing a series of layoffs in the Michigan State Police.
According to 6 News Capitol Correspondent Tim Skubick the layoffs will not include front line first responders.
Instead, the undisclosed number will come from within the ranks of so-called Level Four employees who are mostly working from home.
That would include various office workers and general office secretaries.
The administration recently sent out a directive to each department head to list all of its employees from Level One to Level Four, which is a state civil service classification system, and that supposedly will lay the foundation in other parts of state government as the fiscal belt-tightening begins in earnest across all the state departments.
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