The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

September 10, 2009
Bill closes furlough impact on retirement loophole

The Legislature has sent a bill to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger that would insure that furlough time off taken by trial court employees won't affect their CalPERS pension calculations. The one-day-per-month furloughs for those workers, which runs through June 2010, was authorized by the Judicial Council, not the governor. The bill also contains provisions related to court business that have nothing to do with furlough policies or impacts.

Click here to read the bill, it's history and analysis.

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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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