Layoff lists and the transition pool are maintained by the state to ensure agencies have access to experienced workers, and laid off employees have a way to provide their qualifications to agencies seeking candidates for open positions. Refer to Frequently Asked Questions for more information on layoff lists and the transition pool.
There are three lists:
If you receive formal written notice from your employer that you have been laid off, you are eligible for the internal layoff list. The internal layoff list is used to identify candidates for future vacancies within the agency.
Employees who have received formal written notice from their employer that they will be laid off may be eligible to be placed on the Statewide Layoff List.
DES maintains a centralized Statewide Layoff List that is used by multiple agencies and institutions to identify candidates for positions they are filling. Other state agencies or institutions may be looking for people with the competencies, skills, and abilities that you possess. Being placed on this list may improve your opportunities of rehire after layoff by giving you wider exposure to state employers. When requesting placement on the list keep in mind the following:
To apply to the layoff list maintained by Enterprise Services:
The GGTP is a skills-based pool available to general government, including Washington Management Service employees, who have been laid off or are at risk of layoff. Higher Education employees are not eligible for placement in the GGTP.
To apply for the GGTP: You must contact your agency’s human resource (HR) office to find out if you are eligible to be placed on the list. If you are eligible, use the following steps to apply:
If you need to make a change to the availability or contact information on your GGTP application, send an email with your name, personnel number, and new information to LayoffandGGTP@des.wa.gov (preferred method), fax to (360) 507-9240, or mail to:
Department of Enterprise Services
P.O. Box 41464
Olympia, WA 98504