The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

February 11, 2010
Column extra: View the CCPOA Union Paid Leave documents

With just 400 to 450 words for our Thursday State Worker column, much of what we learn in the ramp up to writing it never sees print. Column Extras give you some of the notes, the quotes, the documents and the observations that don't make the cut.

Today's column, which you can read by clicking here, notes that Corrections and the Department of Personnel Administration are ready to unleash the lawyers on CCPOA to recover about $4 million in Union Paid Leave money. And CDCR is ready to pull the UPL plug on six people currently on UPL unless the union coughs up some cash.

Check out these links for more details about the dispute:

The 30-day notice letters from Corrections SecretaryMatt Cate and DPA Director Debbie Endsley to CCPOA VP Chuck Alexander.

The summary of UPL billing to CCPOA through through May 2009.

The 2006 press release about then-Inspector Gen. Matt Cate's report that CDCR "mismanaged" $12 million in resources tied to union paid leave.

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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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