State Compensation Insurance Fund, which is undergoing big changes statewide, is consolidating all of its public phone contacts to a single, easy-to-remember number: (888) STATEFUND.
The number has been around a while, but it wasn't used across California until now.
Some fund employees are chuckling over the switch, given an agency-wide consolidation that shut down some offices and forced some workers to choose between moving, dealing with longer commutes or even leaving State Fund entirely.
That's because, after the toll-free 888, you just need to dial the first seven letters.
We'll let the fund employee who flagged the number switch in an email take it from here:
"State Fund employees have recently noticed that when you dial it, the number is actually 'STATE FU.' (They're) not sure if this new number means that the executives have a sense of humour or just lacking in judgment. The new joke around State Fund is 'Are you worried about being laid off? Just call, 1-888-STATE F U.' "