The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

August 24, 2011
Poll: Does the state's human resources merger matter?

We've written plenty over the last few weeks about Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to reshape California's state civil service by blending the non-constitutionally-mandated functions of the State Personnel Board and the Department of Personnel Administration into a new super-HR organization.

It looks like full speed ahead for the proposal, especially after Tuesday's bipartisan Senate committee support of Governor's Reorganization Plan No. 1.

The administration says the merger will save about $6 million by axing duplicated positions, but the Bigger Idea is to effect a cultural shift in the way the state handles current and potential employees.

What do you think? Will Brown's plan reach its lofty goal? Fall flat? Somewhere in between?

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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 jortiz@sacbee.com.

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