The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

September 26, 2012
The Roundup: Another pay study; CA's retirement plan-for-all; government jobs not part of recovery

The Roundup: Another pay study; CA's retirement plan-for-all; government jobs not part of recovery

Storified by Jon Ortiz · Wed, Sep 26 2012 08:06:31

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Starting salaries for state workers lower than for other public employeesState workers nearly always have lower starting salaries than their counterparts in city and county governments, according to a study rel...
After scandal, Jerry Brown signs bill to keep parks open - The Sacramento BeeGov. Jerry Brown gave California's 278 state parks a two-year reprieve from closures Tuesday after embarrassing revelations that parks of...
Utah Gov. issues health challenge to state workers - Salt Lake Tribune10 hours ago ... "Too many of us are couch potatoes. We can do more and watch less," he said. " True health reform boils ...

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Storified by Jon Ortiz · Wed, Sep 26 2012 07:57:47

Editorial: Worker savings plan deserves a close study - The Sacramento BeeShould the state of California create a state-administered retirement savings plan for private-sector workers funded with an automatic 3 ...
Viewpoints: Pension reform plan is too little, too late - The Sacramento BeeYou wonder if last week's sudden retirement by San Jose Police Chief Chris Moore isn't an unintended consequence of sudden "got religion"...
AFSCME: Contract talks at standstillContract talks between Illinois state government and its largest employee union are at a "virtual standstill" over concessions demanded b...
Act 10 ruling was correctYou could almost hear the entire state groan when Dane County Circuit Judge Juan Colas recently struck down most of Gov. Scott Walker's A...
State and local government workers unlikely to see job recovery before 2017 | CivSourceState and local government workers unlikely to see job recovery before 2017 A new report from IHS Global Insights shows that any near-ter...
A Recovering Economy Won't Include Federal Workers - US News and World ReportThe economy may be showing some modest signs of recovery, but there's one group that will be excluded: federal government workers. Federa...

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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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