The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

October 23, 2009
EDD responds to feds' furlough fears

The Employment Development Department has responded to the U.S. Department of Labor's concerns that furloughs are keeping the state from meeting various performance targets for the Unemployment Insurance program.

Click here for background on what federal Labor Department official Richard Trigg said to EDD about furloughs.

Some excerpts we've copied from EDD Director Patrick Henning's Oct. 20 letter to Trigg:

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Click the link below for more passages from the letter and a link to view the document.

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And toward the letter's conclusion:

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There's plenty more. Click this link to see EDD's eight-page letter.

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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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