The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

April 21, 2011
Column Extra: CCPOA fitness incentive pay through the years

With just 400 to 450 words for our Thursday State Worker column, much of what we learn in the ramp-up to writing it never sees print. Column Extras give you some of the notes, the quotes and the observations that don't make the cut.

Our column in today's fiber/cyber Bee discusses the fitness pay provisions in the contract that Gov. Jerry Brown recently negotiated with the California Correctional Peace Officers Association.

As part of our research, we looked at all the CCPOA contracts (and the terms imposed on the union in 2007) to see how the language had changed over the last 20 years. We thought that State Worker blog users might like to see the pertinent sections, so we've cobbled them together here from documents posted on the Department of Personnel Administration's website.

Click the images to enlarge them:

Unit 6 contract 1992-95
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Unit 6 contract 1998-99
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Unit 6 contract 1999-2001
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Unit 6 contract 2001-06
(This is the contract that phased out "bouncing for bucks.")
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Unit 6 implemented terms 2007-11
(Even Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't change fitness pay when he imposed terms on the union. Note Section 15.07 in the table.)
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Click here to see the tentative agreement hammered out last month:

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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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