The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

July 1, 2010
Schwarzenegger administration officially lifts furloughs

It's official. Furloughs are over.

The Department of Personnel Administration issued pay letters at the close of business on Wednesday instructing the State Controller's Office to eliminate Pay Differential 378. That's the February 2009 instruction that put furloughs in place.

This doesn't mean the governor can't issue another furlough executive order in the event of a "fiscal emergency." Nor does the pay letter have anything to do with a possible minimum wage instruction to the controller if budget talks drag on for long.

But as of this moment state workers are officially back on regular work schedules.

Click here to read the PL 10-14 cover letter with instructions. Here's the document noting that that Pay Differential 378 is abolished as of today.

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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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