The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

February 22, 2011
State senator introduces pension transparency bill

110222 Tom Harman.JPGRepublican Sen. Tom Harman of Huntington Beach has introduced Senate Bill 689, which aims to "improve the disclosure requirements for state and local public retirement systems," according to this press release. "This measure enhances transparency for the most generous state and local pensions and establishes clear reporting guidelines for pension funds."

Translation: Anyone with a six-figure public pension gets extra scrutiny.

Click here for the entire press release. Here's the bill:
SB 689

PHOTO: Tom Harman /

On October 14, The Sacramento Bee will temporarily remove commenting from While we design the upgrade, we encourage you to tell us what you like and don't like about commenting on and other websites. We've heard from hundreds of you already and we're listening. Please continue to add your thoughts and questions here. We also encourage you to write Letters to the Editor on this and other topics.

About The State Worker

Jon Ortiz The Author

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


Now on the State Worker column

State Pay Database

This database allows you to search the salaries of California's 300,000-plus state workers and view up to four years of their pay history.


October 2013

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    

Monthly Archives