The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

February 5, 2010
EDD executive thanks the troops for hard work

heading_edd.jpgHere's a case of management saying, "Thank you."

EDD Chief Deputy Director Pam Harris sent a memo and e-card to Unemployment Insurance staff this afternoon, praising them "for rising to the occasion and overcoming historic challenges in this deepest recession since the Great Depression" in 2009.

The e-mail lays out figures that are difficult to comprehend because of the enormity of the numbers, such as 6.5 million initial claims processed by staff and $20.2 billion in benefit payments delivered.

Click here for Harris' e-mail to staff. This link will open the e-card.

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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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