If Wednesday's letter from the governor wasn't enough, the director of the Department of Personnel Administration sent a note Thursday to remind the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board to clear a backlog of more than 80,000 cases.
It details how a self-directed furlough plan should be used.
For some background, read the blog entry or story in the paper. Basically, more than 200 administrative law judges hear and give opinions on about 25 cases a week. As pressure mounts to clear the backlog, judges worry about the compromise between being more efficient and not giving a case the full attention it deserves.