The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

September 17, 2009
CalPERS, furloughs and retirement planning fairs

CalPERS Board of Administration had furloughs on its agenda again this month. No word yet on any decisions about the policy. As TSW regulars know from this post, the fund is suing to exempt itself from furloughs.

On an entirely different note, CalPERS is hosting a member retirement planning fair to day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Kings Beach at 8313 North Lake Blvd., Lake Tahoe. The fund has another fair scheduled for those same hours on Sept. 25 and on Sept. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Both those events will be at Redding's Red Lion Hotel, 1830 Hilltop Drive.

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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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