The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

August 16, 2010
Date set for CalPERS board candidates' forum

CalPERS board candidates Inderjit Kallirai and George Diehr are set to face off on early next month at a forum sponsored by the Sacramento Central Labor Council and The two men are vying for the state member seat on the 13-member board.

Board President Rob Feckner and Priya Mathur, who are running unopposed, have also agreed to participate in the forum. Details:

Date: Sept. 7
Time: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: CalSTRS Boardroom, 100 Waterfront Place, West Sacramento (next door to the Ziggurat)
Moderator: The League of Women Voters of Sacramento County

The hosts are trying to work out free parking for the event. Seating is limited to about 95 people, according to James McRitchie of PERSWatch.

Click here for more details about the forum.

This link opens up information about the election, which starts when ballots go out to members on Sept. 3 and ends Oct. 1, the date on which ballots must be returned or postmarked. Counting starts Oct. 4.

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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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