The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

August 15, 2011
DMV will exercise full editorial control over reality show

A quick point of clarification on last week's report that channel truTV has ordered four episodes of a reality show that will feature California Department of Motor Vehicles employees.

Our story said that the department would have a "modicum" of control over show content.
DMV spokesman Mike Marando called The State Worker today to make it clear: Nothing featured on "California DMV: Field Offices" will air without department authorization.

"We have full editorial and content control in what appears in these shows," Marando said.

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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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