The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

September 21, 2011
Poll: Is telework a good fit for California state government?

Experts from the public and private sectors are meeting at Sac State on Thursday for a "Work Anywhere Symposium" to talk about government telework. (Click here for the event's agenda.)

Our State Worker column on Thursday will look at California's experience with the policy -- about 5 percent of state workers do some work away from the traditional worksite, according to the Department of General Services -- and the hurdles to expanding it.

So what do you think?

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About The State Worker

Jon Ortiz The Author

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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