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Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

January 15, 2013
The Roundup: CalPERS' rebound; Jerry Brown pressures colleges; SC tells workers to stay home

The Roundup: CalPERS' rebound; Jerry Brown pressures colleges; SC tells workers to stay home

Storified by Jon Ortiz· Tue, Jan 15 2013 06:33:18

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CalPERS' investments bounce back - The Sacramento BeeBoosted by stocks and real estate, CalPERS' investments bounced back strongly last year. The big pension fund said Monday it earned a 13....
How gay friendly is state government? - State Workers BlogYesterday, we reported that Salem was ranked 14th on a list of the "gayest cities in America." Since state workers make up a huge part of...
Legislative analyst embraces Jerry Brown's budget plan - The Sacramento BeeThe state's top fiscal analyst generally embraced Gov. Jerry Brown's budget Monday, agreeing that the state's spending and revenues are "...
Jerry Brown pressing for efficiencies at California's universities - The Sacramento BeeGov. Jerry Brown, who paid relatively little attention to the University of California for the first two years of his term, started showi...
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Online claims system delays thousands of state disability checksLike the majority of California workers, Anaheim resident Carol Dickey paid into the state's disability insurance program with each paych...
State employees were encouraged to work from home - News - Charleston Daily Mail - West Virginia News and Sports -State employees were encouraged to work from home Hundreds of state workers were told to stay away from their offices Monday because of t...
Pending Legislation Affecting Many Retired State WorkersToday's News Conference Will Announce Opposition A news conference today will address pending legislation that affects many retired state...

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