The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

January 25, 2010
Schwarzenegger order prompts 'workforce cap plan' memo

The Department of Finance sent out a budget letter to departments on Friday, giving them until Monday of next week to submit plans to wring another 5 percent in salary savings for fiscal 2010-11. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger mandated the cost cuts with his Jan. 8 Executive Order S-01-10.

"These reductions can be achieved through abolishing vacancies, attrition, and layoffs," the budget letter says. Click here to read it.

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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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