California Attorneys, Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers in State Employment and SCIF employees Glen Grossman, Mark Henderson and Geoffrey Sims are suing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, DPA Director Dave Gilb, Controller John Chiang and SCIF President Jan Frank. The case will be heard in San Franciso Superior Court on Friday.
We blogged about this last month, but In the ramp-up to upcoming court action, we're posting the CASE 18-page brief again here, plus the subsequent filings of the other parties in the case:
The CASE / SCIF employee petition
What it says: Schwarzenegger's furlough order shouldn't include SCIF employees. It doesn't get General Fund money, so furloughing its employees won't help the General Fund; the Legislature has specifically excluded SCIF from hiring freezes and staff cutbacks; the SCIF board is vested with the authority to run the fund. Interesting note: SCIF puts this statement in all advertising: "The State Compensation Insurance Fund is not a branch of the State of California." (18 pages)