The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

August 13, 2009
Column extra: View the Kronick contracts

Column extras give TSW blog users insights and information that inform our weekly State Worker columns, published in Thursday's fiber and cyber editions of The Bee.

Our column in today's Bee references the Schwarzenegger administration's legal outsourcing to Kronick, Moskovitz, Tiedemann & Girard. We thought you'd want to see the 2009-10 contract, which you can view clicking this link. We received the document from the Department of Personnel Administration.

The contract covers legal work beyond furlough litigation, DPA's Lynelle Jolley told us. (The $228,000 figure noted in today's TSW column, however, is what Kronick billed for furlough lawsuits.) DPA contracts out for legal services when it needs help with caseloads or expertise that it doesn't have on staff.

In this Jan. 15 TSW post, Bee Capitol Bureau colleague Andrew McIntosh posted the November 2008 to June 2009 contract with the firm. Click here to see that document.

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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 jortiz@sacbee.com.

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