The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

January 11, 2010
Recovery project backlog to be cleared this week, administration says

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The Office of Historic Preservation is quickly clearing an application backlog that delayed billions of dollars in federally-funded stimulus projects, according to California Recovery Task Force Director Cynthia Bryant .

Capitol Bureau colleague Kevin Yamamura last week reported on the backlog of hundreds of applications made worse by furloughs at the OHP. The office has to sign off on federally funded construction projects to ensure the projects don't mess up historic sites. Delayed reviews had stalled billions of federal stimulus dollars. Click here for that story.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger gave the office 30 days to clean things up and sent over extra employees to help. Bryant said in this press release that six projects were left to review that will be finished this week.

Speaking of furloughs, click here to see our Furlough Fights spreadsheet, your one-stop resource for the 25 furlough lawsuits in federal and state courts around California.

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