Our story in today's Bee references employee leave data provided to us by the State Controller's Office.
As the piece points out, the state over the years has used leave to pay lawsuit settlements and, in 2003, gave workers leave time instead of a scheduled raise.
Click here to see the accrued leave benefits by category data. You'll also need to open this link to find the controller's definitions of each leave category. The definitions include all types of leave, both those with cash value and those without cash value.
Parting thought: If the courts find that Schwarzenegger illegally furloughed state workers, history suggests settlement could be in leave time, not cash, for employees still on the state payroll.