With just 400 to 450 words for our weekly State Worker column, some of what we learn each week never sees print. Column Extras give you the notes, the quotes and the observations that inform what's published.
Our column in today's Bee explains why, even if Congress extends the lower 4.2 percent Social Security tax rate set to expire this month, that the higher 6.2 percent rate will show up on state workers' Jan. 1 paychecks.
Here's the letter from the State Controller's Office that explains the situation to all departments and universities who run their payroll through the SCO:
PAYROLL LETTER #11-022