The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

June 11, 2009
Read the Caltrans lawsuit documents

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Gavel.jpgWe attended a news conference at the Hyatt this morning about a new lawsuit that an individual rights / limited government group, the Pacific Legal Foundation, is filing in Sacramento Superior Court to keep Caltrans from using sex and race as a factor in some contracts it awards. You can read the story here. We're getting a little bit more from Caltrans for tomorrow's fiber/cyber Bee.

Meanwhile, we thought State Worker blog users would like to go a bit deeper. Click the items below for documents and details related to the lawsuit:

The complaint, Associated General Contractors of America, San Diego Chapter Inc. v. California Department of Transportation ...

Caltrans' Mar. 4 letter about the change in the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise policy.

A February letter from the U.S. Department of Transportation to Caltrans Director Will Kempton about meeting Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program goals.

The 2007 DBE program study commissioned by Caltrans. (Warning: It's 539 pages.)

And if you don't want to download the full report, you can get the 11-page executive summary by clicking here.


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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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