MDOT Anticipating Additional Temporary Layoffs

Earlier this afternoon, MDOT’s Chief Operations Officer, Tony Kratofil, sent the following email to the industry:

“Industry Partners,

You have likely seen by now the announcement of a series of additional temporary layoffs for state employees in an effort to mitigate projected revenue shortfalls due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This second round of temporary layoffs will affect many more state employees than the first round, and the details are still being worked out. MDOT’s leadership is hoping to structure our approach to have the least impact on the continuity of our business operations, as well as our employees, although we must also be consistent with guidelines being set by the Office of the State Employer for all agencies. When we have more information in the next day or two, I will communicate the key elements of our plan so you know what to expect.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give me a call.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and understanding. Please be safe, and encourage all individuals to practice the universal precautions issued by the CDC to protect themselves and prevent the resurgence of COVID-19 in Michigan.”


MITA will keep you informed about this developing situation as the details are provided to us.

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