The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

June 10, 2013
The Roundup: U.S. Senate staff classes teach sleeping, small talk, forgiveness

HA_newspapers3808.JPGSenate Staffers Can Take Free Classes On Sleeping, Sitting and Forgiveness
The Senate Office of Education and Training offers many classes to workers in the Senate. - BuzzFeed

Bomb threat linked to sign misspelling
A man brought a pressure cooker that he claimed was a bomb into the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission office Wednesday and told employees he tried to blow up their sign because it was misspelled. - Statesman Journal

State workers spend three days a year waiting for PCs to start
Stephen Kelly, the government's chief operating officer, said it took seven minutes for his own PC to spring into life in the morning. - The Telegraph (UK)

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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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