The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

October 2, 2008
Column extra: The state 'total compensation' survey

Our State Worker column is limited by space, but visitors to this blog get extra info, Web links, notes and quotes that don't see print but still inform what we write.

This week's column looks at what state workers can expect from the ongoing contract talks between union negotiators and the Department of Personnel Administration.

If you want to dive more deeply into the numbers we reference in the piece, click here to read the 2008 "total compensation" survey and other compensation studies from DPA.

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About The State Worker

Jon Ortiz The Author

Jon Ortiz launched The State Worker blog and a companion column in 2008 to cover state government from the perspective of California government employees. Every day he filters the news through a single question: "What does this mean for state workers?" Join Ortiz for updates and debate on state pay, benefits, pensions, contracts and jobs. Contact him at (916) 321-1043 and at


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