June 29, 2020
Dear partner provider,
On Saturday, June 27th, the Communication Workers of America (CWA) members ratified an agreement with Governor Murphy that will furlough its state employee members for several days during the month of July. About 5,800 of DCF’s 6,700 employees are represented by CWA. As a result, operations within the Department of Children and Families will be significantly modified throughout the month of July, with staffing reduced to approximately 50%.
This does not include our State Central Registry or licensing operations, which will continue at full capacity.
Your partnership and service is integral to our work on behalf of New Jersey’s children and families and it will remain a priority, even during this challenging time. Staff has been asked to provide notification through out-of-office email and voice mail of their availability and to identify alternate support for emergent issues during their absence, but there may be a slight delay in response time. If you encounter any difficulties in receiving timely information from your regular DCF contact, please advance your request or concern to
for a queued response.
We appreciate your support and understanding.
-The New Jersey Department of Children and Families