The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

April 16, 2009
DPA error in SEIU contract summary

The Department of Personnel Administration made a boo-boo on the Web page we referenced Wednesday in this blog post.

The DPA site says that, "Related excluded classes employed at the Legislative Analyst's Office and the Bureau of State Audits will not be included in the related excluded classes impacted by this agreement."

The LAO's Jason Dickerson flagged us about the post. Turns out that the DPA summary should have said that Legislative Counsel Bureau's excluded employees aren't part of the group impacted by the tentative SEIU deal. The LAO shouldn't have been mentioned.

We contacted DPA. The summary page will be corrected today, spokeswoman Lynelle Jolley said.

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