The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

February 11, 2009
Budget includes furloughs, holiday reductions, OT changes

Looks like tomorrow will be the last time you'll get Lincoln's Birthday off, state workers.

Budget rumors continue to swirl as it looks like negotiations are in the final stages. The Bee's Kevin Yamamura reports that two furlough days each month, two fewer holidays per year and changes in how OT is accrued are all part of the deal.

We understand the budget contains a caveat that allows the administration and unions to continue bargaining furlough specifics. We expect a budget vote on Friday.

Click here to read Kevin's story.

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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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