The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

September 22, 2011
A.M. Reading: Telework and trust; inmate transgender lawsuit; flooding creates jobs for Penn. state retirees

Thumbnail image for newspaper_5.gifThe State Worker: California's 'telework' debate raises trust issues
Boil down today's "Work Anywhere Symposium" at Sacramento State to its essence, and what's left is a daylong discussion of government accountability and its oft-dissed sidekick, trust. (Sacramento Bee)

Jerry Brown wants to ensure funds for inmate shift to counties
Gov. Jerry Brown said Wednesday he plans to place on the November 2012 ballot a funding guarantee for prison realignment, the state's shift of responsibility for certain offenders to local government. (Sacramento Bee)

Inmate loses bid for taxpayer-paid sex-change operation
A transgender California inmate has lost a legal bid for a sex-change operation at taxpayer expense. (Los Angeles Times)

UC Davis chancellor unveils revenue plan with more nonresident students
UC Davis is moving to add 5,000 students, many of them from outside California, in a bid to increase revenue and reduce its dependence on volatile state funding. (Sacraemento Bee)

Christie and ethics reform / He's right, but ...
Gov. Chris Christie went back on the offensive this week, using his first town hall meeting in nearly three months to attack the Democrat-controlled Legislature for not approving several ethics reforms he proposed more than a year ago. It was pure Christie - part substance, part theater and a touch of hypocrisy. (Press of Atlantic City)

Flood recovery creates opportunity for retired state workers
The Corbett Administration, seeking full slates of departmental contacts at Disaster Recovery Centers established for victims of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, has put out a temporary hiring call for interested state retirees. (The Patriot-News)

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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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