The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

June 2, 2011
Column Extra: The hearing on the departments' merger

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 touches on Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to merge the Department of Personnel Administration and the State Personnel Board.

The Little Hoover Commission is meeting this morning to hear testimony about the idea. You can watch the proceedings on the California Channel. Here's the agenda with the list of speakers:
Little Hoover Commission Agenda, June 2, 2011

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