The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

January 10, 2011
New budget plan, old furlough policy

We noticed that Gov. Jerry Brown didn't utter the F-word -- "furloughs" -- during his 45-minute budget press conference today.

So we asked the Department of Personnel Administration whether there were any changes to announce. Are furloughs still on, just as they were under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger?

"We haven't been given any direction to the contrary," DPA spokeswoman Lynelle Jolleysaid this afternoon in an e-mail.

Click here for a December State Worker column that discusses of why Brown won't end furloughs for unions without contracts.

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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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