The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

May 9, 2013
The Roundup: California's tech test; AK workers learn bear defense

HA_newspapers3808.JPGThe State Worker: Small project a big test for California's government tech skills
At the state's human resources headquarters in Sacramento, a small-but-significant test of state employee computer prowess is rebooting. - Sacramento Bee

State Workers Get Bear Defense Training
NCHORAGE - Some state employees' job requires them to deal with the state's crankiest residents. That's why for about four weeks every year, about 100 state workers who work in the field prepare for the worst-case scenario. - KTVA

New effort targets Pa.'s 'triple-dipping' state workers
Public employees would be protected from punishment for providing information requested by Louisiana lawmakers under a bill approved by a House committee Wednesday. House Bill 387 by Rep. John Schroder, R-Covington, comes after some high-profile instances in which state officials who disagreed with Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration lost their jobs. - | The Times-Picayune

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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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