The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

March 29, 2011
Read CCPOA's tentative labor agreement

The Department of Personnel Administration has just posted the tentative memorandum of understanding with the California Correctional Peace Officers Association.

The Corrections blog posted a draft of the agreement earlier this week, but we're told by DPA spokeswoman Lynelle Jolley that the 208-page document released today is complete. One example: The DPA document includes a side letter about a field officer training program, whereas the earlier draft says the parties will meet within 90 days to hammer out a program.

The administration usually publishes a summary of labor agreements that include cost estimates. DPA hasn't done that with the Unit 6 contract because, we hear, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the Department of Finance are still hammering out the final estimates. Those numbers should post soon.

Then the contract will go to the Legislative Analyst's Office for review. The LAO has 10 days to issue a report on what it believes the contract will cost or save the state.

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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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