The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

August 4, 2009
Will Kempton's last e-mail

kempton.jpgWill Kempton, now the former head of the Department of Transportation, sent a late-night e-mail to CalTrans employees on his last day to deliver the final word: No more alternative work schedules as of Sept. 1 through June 30, 2010.

Click here to read the e-mail.

Click here to see DPA's page for Alternate Work Schedules for furloughed employees.

IMAGE: Will Kempton /

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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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