The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

November 23, 2009
See the latest list of furlough states

The National Conference of State Legislatures has a recently-updated list of states that are furloughing their employees or are considering it. You can view the list by clicking here. The numbers are a bit squishy, but the chart illustrates the trend, nonetheless.

Worth noting: Alabama may soon join a growing list of states that furlough their civil servants, according to this story by Birmingham News reporter David White. It's worth noting because the proposal differs from California's furlough policy by giving state agency heads the power to assign unpaid days off to their employees.

The Alabama State Employees Association thinks the furlough talk is premature.

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About The State Worker

Jon Ortiz The Author

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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