The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

January 9, 2009
Dumpster diving at FTB

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From its headquarters' design to its garbage, the Franchise Tax Board has been one of the state's leaders in environmentally friendly business practices. This notice from FTB's Brenda Voet underscores that fact by listing the findings of a team that plunged into nearly a half-ton of bureau trash to ferret out recyclables. This was all they could find:

  • 30 pounds (12 bags) of Styrofoam.

  • 11 pounds of cans and metals.

  • 45 pounds of plastics.

  • 58 pounds of paper.

  • 13 pounds of glass.

  • 41 pounds of cardboard.

  • 4 AA batteries.

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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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