The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

January 17, 2013
Lawmakers to investigate CalPERS' hourly jobs for managers

MC_PEREZ_03.JPGAssembly Speaker John A. Pérez and Assemblyman Rob Bonta called news of CalPERS paying salaried employees additional hourly wages "disturbing" in a joint press statement released this afternoon and promised to look further into the practice.

"During a time when many Californians are out of work and many state workers have been required to take furloughs, it is disturbing to learn that some CalPERS managers were paid additional wages potentially outside of state personnel policy," Pérez and Bonta said in the press release.

The Assembly Committee on Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security, which Bonta chairs, "will be looking further into this matter."

Meanwhile, Assemblyman Jeff Gorell, R-Camarillo, said this afternoon that he is working on bill language "that will prohibit or significantly limit state employees from receiving a full-time state salary while also concurrently accepting hourly employment positions within the same department.

Gorell is vice chairman of the Assembly Budget Committee.

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PHOTO: Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez / 2012 Sacramento Bee file, Manny Crisostomo

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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 jortiz@sacbee.com.

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