Walker administration outlines civil service changes

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Gov. Scott Walker’s administration is telling state employees what changes to their work rules will take effect next week.

On July 1 a state law signed by Walker takes effect that reshapes the state’s 111-year-old civil service system, making it easier to hire and fire workers.

Walker’s administration on Wednesday emailed all state employees with details about how the law will be implemented. The memo obtained by The Associated Press says the administration worked with more than 200 human resources professionals across the state on the implementation plan.

But not all the work is done. Changes to the layoff process, which will now be based on performance and not seniority, continue to be a work in progress.

And a new state hiring website isn’t expected to launch until March.