The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

September 15, 2011
Column Extra: Exonerated CalPERS staff and administrators

With just 400 to 450 words for our weekly State Worker column, most of what we learn each week never sees print. Column Extras give you some of the notes, the quotes and the observations that inform what's published.

Our column in today's fiber/cyber Sacramento Bee takes a longer look at the results of the recent gift-reporting investigation of CalPERS staff and administrators, both former and current. We noted that Fair Political Practices Commission investigators determined that half of the 58 individuals investigated did nothing wrong and seven received warning letters and nothing more.

Here are the names of 25 of the 29 individuals who received no punishment or warning letter from the FPPC, according to a list provided by CalPERS and researched by The Bee. The FFPC says that 29 cases were dropped because the individuals were blameless, so we're short four names. We'll amend this post when we get them.

Current staff and board members
Amit Aggarwal
Judy Alexander
Eric Baggesen
Derek Bergquist
Eric Busay
Dave Carmany
Diego Carrillo
Craig Dandurand
Joseph Dear
Jane Delfendahl
George Diehr (board)
Al Grijalva
Derek Hayamizu
Ken Huettl
J.J. Jelincic (board)
Lynn Keay
Henry Lam
Farouk Majeed
Randy Pottle
Michael Riffle
Brian Russell
Eric Schlendker
Dan Tanner

Former staff
Fred Buenrostro
Mary Cotrill

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