The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

October 16, 2009
Psychiatric technicians weigh in on furlough findings

The California Association of Psychiatric Technicians issued a press release piggybacking on last week's Senate report that furloughs at 24/7 state facilities -- including hospitals where psych techs work -- aren't really saving money for the state.

Click here for the CAPT release, which lays out its anti-furlough argument from three perspectives: What they mean to patients and clients, to staff and to all Californians.

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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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