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UPDATE: Judicial branch lays off 105

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -- The state judicial branch announced Thursday, 105 people have been cut from its payrolls. 

According to a news release, in addition to the 105 layoffs, 100 vacant positions will be cut and the hours of 58 employees will be reduced.  The cuts equate to a 9.3% reduction in workforce. 

These cuts are in addition to the ten days of court closures and unpaid leave for all judges, magistrates, and court employees announced earlier this week.

These and other cost-cutting measures will reduce the judicial branch's budget by $11.4 million, according to the release.  The cuts are in response to the Governor's 10% across the board budget reduction.

Here's how the cuts breakdown:

District 1, which includes Allamakee, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Black Hawk, Buchanan, Chickasaw, Grundy, Hardin and Winnishiek Counties,  will see the following cuts:

11 layoffs, 9 vacant positions eliminated, 3 retirements that won’t be filled and 8 people will see reduced hours.

District 2, which includes Butler and Bremer Counties, will see:

7 layoffs, 8 vacant positions eliminated, 7 retirements that won’t be filled and 8 people will see reduced hours.

District 6, which includes Benton, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn and Tama Counties will see:

12 layoffs, 10 vacant positions eliminated, 4 retirements won't be filled and 3 people will see reduced hours.

District 7 which includes Cedar County will see:

11 layoffs, 6 vacant positions eliminated, 3 retirements won't be filled and 3 people will see reduced hours.

District 8 which includes Keokuk and Washington Counties will see:

6 layoffs, 8 vacant positions eliminated, 1 retirement not filled and 12 people will see reduced hours.

District 5, which includes Polk County, will see the most layoffs with 22.

The judicial branch is still working on which counties the layoffs will be in, they will use a formula based on case load to determine which counties will see layoffs

Here's a statewide breakdown by position:

Court reporters:

13 layoffs, 3 vacant positions eliminated, 3 retirements not filled and 6 to see reduced hours.

Juvenile Court Services:

15 layoffs, 16 vacant positions eliminated, 10 retirements not filled and 8 to see reduced hours.

Clerks and Court Attendants:

66 layoffs, 43 vacant positions eliminated, 14 retirements not filled and 35 to see reduced hours.

District Court Administration:

5 layoffs, 2 vacant positions eliminated, 0 retirements not filled and 4 to see reduced hours.

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