The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

July 27, 2009
View a state worker's pay stubs pre- and post-furlough

Here are pay stubs for a state worker before and after furloughs.

Click here to view the December 2008 pay stub, before fuloughs.

Click here to view the April 2009 pay stub, after two furlough days.


  • This person changed their retirement withholdings to offset the loss.
  • They lowered the percentage of their income withheld for federal and state taxes.

We're interested to see what the June pay looks like with three furlough days taking almost 15 percent of state workers' pay.

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About The State Worker

Jon Ortiz The Author

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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