The State Worker

Chronicling civil-service life for California state workers

July 16, 2013
The Roundup: California's prison problems; good year for CalPERS, CalSTRS; Greek protests

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CalPERS, CalSTRS pension funds post double-digit gains, still face funding shortfalls
CalPERS says it earned 12.5 percent on its investment portfolio in the latest fiscal year, well above its official forecast. - Sacramento Bee

California Is Facing More Woes in Prisons
Just six months after declaring "the prison crisis is over in California," Gov. Jerry Brown is facing dire predictions about the future of the state's prison system, one of the largest in the nation. - The New York Times

Thousands of Greeks Join Strike Against Public Sector Layoffs
Tens of thousands of Greek workers walked off the job on Tuesday and rallied in front of parliament in a noisy protest against government plans to fire public sector employees to satisfy foreign lenders. - Moneynews.com

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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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