The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

January 5, 2011
Jerry Brown announces appointments

110105 Ron Yank.JPGGov. Jerry Brown has just released a short list of appointees to key positions. As we reported on Tuesday, labor attorney Ronald Yank has been picked to lead the Department of Personnel Administration. Other appointments on today's list include:

>> John Laird, Secretary of the California Resources Agency
>> Marty Morgenstern, Secretary of the Labor and Workforce Development Agency
>> Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board

Brown also made seven appointments to the state Board of Education, including former Superintendent of Public Instruction Bill Honig. Click here to view the press release.

PHOTO: Ronald Yank, 2007 / Courtesy Carroll Burdick & McDonough LLP

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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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