Blog users, reacting to this post about Meg Whitman's recent pension comments, have asked in at least one comment and three e-mails to your humble blogger, how many state workers fall into the various pension plans?
This table breaks down the numbers for 2007 and 2008. It comes from a CalPERS' analysis of employer contribution rates as reported to the fund's Benefits and Program Administration Committee on May 12. You can download that document by clicking here. Scroll down to page 3 to see the table.
State miscellaneous made up about 64 percent of roughly 248,000 active members as of June 30, 2008. State police and firefighters, 19 percent; safety, 10 percent; industrial, 4 percent; CHP, 3 percent.