The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

November 7, 2011
Read state's order ending SEIU, exempt workers' unpaid leave

As we mentioned last month, November is the first pay period that exempt employees and workers covered by SEIU Local 1000 return to full hours and pay (which will show up on the Dec. 1 paycheck.)

We're still receiving a trickle of email and phone calls from employees who either haven't heard or don't believe it. So we're posting the highly technical proof: the Nov. 1 pay letter from the Department of Personnel Administration to the State Controller's Office. The key sentence:

The State Controller's Office will process an employment history mass update to delete
the Personal Leave Program (PLP) ... for rank-and-file employees in bargaining units 1, 3, 4, 11, 14, 15, 17, 20, and 21, as well as excluded, exempt, and statutory employees.

Here's the pay letter:

PAY LETTER 11-20 Department of Personnel Administration

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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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